COMPLEX EVALUATION OF THE LILAC CULTIVARS, NEW FOR THE NIKITSKY BOTANICAL GARDEN COLLECTION
- The authors:
- Zykova V. K.
- Page numbers:
- 51 - 56
- introduction, breeding, perspectivity, trait, cultivar evaluation scale
A comprehensive evaluation of 23 domestic and foreign breeding cultivars, introduced to the lilac collection of the Nikitsky Botanical Garden – National Research Centre, was conducted in the period from 2000 to 2013. Integral estimates of the studied cultivars obtained by using the evaluation scale of ornamental and economically valuable traits in lilac cultivars are in the range from 63.5 to 82.5 points. Based on these assessments, the cultivars were divided into three groups: highly promising (3 cultivars), promising (7 cultivars) and medium promising (13 cultivars). 20 cultivars that have valuable traits have been identified, 9 of which are the most valuable for breeding, since they possess a complex of such traits. In each of the studied lilac coloring groups, there were identified best cultivars, which will allow us to design compositions in one or another color range.