NY230 - Year round production of flowering daisies

There is an expanding demand for flowering pot plants on both the domestic and international markets. A limited range of exotic species such as Chrysanthemum currently fill the demand worldwide. The most successful potted species can be manipulated to grow and flower all year round by using photoperiod and temperature controls. This project has successfully identified species of native daisies which have the potential as flowering potted plants and shown that many of these can by manipulated to flower out-of-season by manipulating day length and temperature.