ANALYZING THE REGISTERED BULBOTUBERIFEROUS CULTURES OF IRIDACEAE FAMILY ACCORDING TO THE ROYAL GENERAL BULB GROWERS’ ASSOCIATION
- The authors:
- Pashchenko O. I., Slepchenko K. V.
- Page numbers:
- 46 - 55
- Iridaceae, introduction, collection, cultivar, bulbotuberiferous cultures, Crocosmia, Crocus, Freesia, Gladiolus, Ixia, Sparaxis.
Introduction and breeding work includes the study of the world assortment, the latest news and modern trends. An analysis of the registered bulbotuberiferous cultivars from iris family, presented in the database of the Royal General Bulb Growers’ Association (the Netherlands) for 2000–2020, showed that over the past twenty years, 2,060 cultivars have been registered. Most of all – 509 belong to cornflag, 101 – freesia, 49 – crocus, 24 – crocosmia, 5 each in ixia and sparaxis. Interest in these crops is growing every year; new cultivars are appearing and could fulfill the gene pool of the FRC SSC of RAS. The expansion of the assortment of bulbotuberiferous flower plants will allow them to be used in various forms of flower decoration, for forcing and cutting, and will contribute to the further development of domestic floriculture.