Morphological Variation and Evaluation of Gladiolus Cultivars


Andrew Woiso*

Gladiolus is perhaps the main bulbous ornamentals for cut blossom trade. It is likewise ideal both for garden display, decorative layouts for table and inside beautification just as making excellent bouquet . The principle accentuation in Gladiolus improvement has been on the advancement of assortments having alluring shading and huge number of florets basically for cut flowers, viz long spikes, more number of very much divided enormous measured florets and great corm multiplication capacity. Gladiolus is extremely rich in varietal wealthy and consistently there is an expansion of new varieties . Augmentation of planting material of Gladiolus is most significant in light of the fact that the cut flower trade is lingering behind over the recent years, attributable to he inaccessibility of adequate quality planting material large scale . There are more than 250 species of gladiolus around the world with many being native to Europe and South Africa. While there are wild species of gladiolus that can grow in home gardens, most gardeners grow hybrids that are hardy in USDA zones 5 to 10. In addition, new varieties additionally come from different nations, and the performance of these varieties relies on climatic condition of the area under which they are grown. Therefore, cultivars which perform well in one district may not perform same in different areas of fluctuating climatic conditions . Study the exhibition of existing cultivars for their unrivaled helpful characters . Consequently, it turns out to be a lot of important to consider the morphological variety and assessment of genotypes and furthermore to distinguish the appropriate germplasm for additional improvement program.

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