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Photoperiod, irradiance, and temperature influence flowering of Hamelia patens (Texas firebush)

Author(s): A. M. Armitage

Month: Apr
Year: 1995

Publication Type: Article
Journal: HortScience
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Volume: 30
Issue: 2
Pages: 255-256

Article Topic(s): Light, Phenology
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse

Species Referenced: Hamelia patens (Scarletbush),


The effects of photoperiod and temperature on Hamelia patens flower development. At 25C, plants require 12-16 hour photoperiods. Low light delayed flowering as did cultivating plants at 20C compared to 25C and 30C.

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A. M. Armitage. "Photoperiod, irradiance, and temperature influence flowering of Hamelia patens (Texas firebush)." HortScience 30.2 (1995): 255-256.

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ISSN: 0018-5345

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