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Breeding New Coleus Varieties at UF Dr. Dave Clark University of Florida September 2, 2010 Coleus – center of origin is Indonesia – a tropical plant It is an annual bedding plant when used in US gardens Introduced by Dutch botanist Karl Ludwig Blume Coleus breeding at UF – began in 2003 o Bright colors that don’t fade in the sun o Late flowering varieties o Good vigor and plant growth habit o Trailing habit for groundcovers & hanging baskets o Train breeders for the industry
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Unformatted text preview: o We evaluate about 25,000 seedlings each year Field trials lots of data o On campus shameless self-promotion; consumer input o Citra, FL ag farm the proving ground for stress tolerance Pollination methodology o Tedious hand-pollinations grad students o Open pollination bees New commercial releases o We dont name the new varieties the companies do o Commercial success = royalties o Royalties most of it goes back to the lab o Can you name one of our varieties?...
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