Photoperiod and Gibberellic Acid Modify Growth and Flowering of Craspedia Globosa Academic Article uri icon


  • The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of photoperiod and 0, 1, 5, or 10 applications at weekly intervals of GA3 foliar sprays at 500 mgliter1 on growth and flowering of Craspedia globosa `Drumstick' Benth. Long days (LD) hastened flowering and increased the number of flowers per plant. Short days (SD) increased foliage height and foliage fresh and dry weights. Foliage and total plant heights increased and days to bud and secondary inflorescence width decreased linearly as GA3 application frequency increased. Chemical name used: (1,2,4a,4b,10)-2,4a,7-trihydroxy-1-methyl-8-methylen egibb-3-ene-1,10-dicarboxylic acid 1,4a-lactone (gibberellic acid, GA3).

published proceedings

  • HortScience

author list (cited authors)

  • Annis, D. C., Gibson, P. T., & Starman, T. W.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Annis, David C||Gibson, Paul T||Starman, Terri Woods

publication date

  • October 1992