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Floriculture, or flower farming, is a discipline of horticulture concerned with the cultivation of flowering and ornamental plants for gardens and for floristry, comprising the floral industry. The development, via plant breeding, of new varieties is a major occupation of floriculturists. Floriculture
Floriculture
crops include bedding plants, houseplants, flowering garden and pot plants, cut cultivated greens, and cut flowers. As distinguished from nursery crops, floriculture crops are generally herbaceous. Bedding and garden plants consist of young flowering plants (annuals and perennials) and vegetable plants. They are grown in cell packs (in flats or trays), in pots, or in hanging baskets, usually inside a controlled environment, and sold largely for gardens and landscaping. Pelargonium
Pelargonium
("geraniums"), Impatiens
Impatiens
("busy lizzies"), and Petunia
Petunia
are the best-selling bedding plants. The many cultivars of Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum
are the major perennial garden plant in the United States. Flowering plants are largely sold in pots for indoor use. The major flowering plants are poinsettias, orchids, florist chrysanthemums, and finished florist azaleas. Foliage plants are also sold in pots and hanging baskets for indoor and patio use, including larger specimens for office, hotel, and restaurant interiors. Cut flowers are usually sold in bunches or as bouquets with cut foliage. The production of cut flowers is specifically known as the cut flower industry. Farming flowers and foliage employs special aspects of floriculture, such as spacing, training and pruning plants for optimal flower harvest; and post-harvest treatment such as chemical treatments, storage, preservation and packaging. In Australia and the United States some species are harvested from the wild for the cut flower market.

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1 See also 2 References 3 Further reading 4 External links

See also[edit]

Flower
Flower
industry

References[edit]

Floriculture
Floriculture
researchers test pink poinsettias CALS News Center Floriculture
Floriculture
researchers test pink poinsettias News from the College of Agriculture
Agriculture
and Life Sciences Floriculture, Nursery - Rural Migration News Migration Dialogue " Floriculture
Floriculture
News" (PDF). No. 64. The Department of Agriculture, Western Australia. May 2005. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 

An example of floriculture: Cactus planting

Further reading[edit]

USDA - National Agricultural Statistics Service Floriculture
Floriculture
Crops University of Florida California Cut Flower
Flower
Commission University of Minnesota Florifacts North Carolina State University Floriculture
Floriculture
Information Center https://www.researchgate.net/publication/295862115_Diversification_Through_Floriculture_in_Kashmir_Valley

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Floriculture.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Flower
Flower
markets.

Open Directory Project: Cut Flowers and Greens Growers  " Fruit
Fruit
and Flower
Flower
Farming". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). 1911. 

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