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Wei Zheng, Xiao-dan Xu, Kai-Ge Zhao, and Longqing Chen

The genus Lysimachia L. contains ≈180 species from subtropical and temperate regions in the northern hemisphere, and more than 150 species are native to China ( Chen and Hu, 1989 ). Some of them are used as commercial garden plants. Up to now, ≈30

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Shannon E. Beach, Terri W. Starman, Kristen L. Eixmann, H. Brent Pemberton, and Kevin M. Heinz

Preparing containerized garden plants for postproduction stress and reducing stress during transport and retail is important to reducing financial losses for the grower and retailer. Pay-by-scan marketing dictates that growers are paid when the

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Diane M. Camberato, James J. Camberato, and Roberto G. Lopez

Potted annual bedding and garden plants represented a $1.33 billion wholesale value in the 15 top-producing states [ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2012] . New varieties have been released at a rapid rate motivated by the 48% market share

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Shadia Nada, Siva Chennareddy, Stephen Goldman, Sairam Rudrabhatla, Shobha Devi Potlakayala, Puthyaparambil Josekutty, and Karelia Deepkamal

Begonias are one of the most popular ornamental plants in the world and are used as garden plants and potted plants, in hanging baskets, and as greenhouse flowers. Many also have large, showy, and long-lasting flowers that vary in color from white

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Laurie Hodges

beauty and for centuries as a garden plant ( Zeiner, 2006 ). The plant has arching stems (racemes) of pink heart-shaped flowers that appear to bleed a drop of white blood. The leaves are coarsely dissected, blue-green, with a fern-like appearance. The

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Jeong-Ho Lee

The Japanese black pine ( Pinus thunbergii L., Pinaceae) is prized in bonsai, topiary, and as an ornamental and garden plant. It is found in hardiness zones 5 to 10. It is a garden tree in Korea and Japan and also used as a bonsai because it can be

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Qun Yin, Xiaodeng Shi, Zhonglong Zhu, Ziyang Sang, Guijuan Du, Luyi Ma, and Zhongkui Jia

] flowers, it is considered perfect for a garden plant and has considerable ornamental and economical value. With the ongoing efforts of L.Y. Ma, Z.K. Jia, and Z.L. Zhu, those phenotypes have been preserved and propagated vegetatively via grafting. In July

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Margaret R. Pooler

Lilacs (Genus Syringa L.; Family Oleaceae Hoffmanns. & Link) are favorite garden plants in temperate regions throughout the world, prized for their showy fragrant early spring bloom and hardiness in the landscape. Native to East Asia and

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Josep Padullés Cubino, Josep Vila Subirós, and Carles Barriocanal Lozano

as gender, the presence of children in the house, and owner knowledge of garden plants ( Larson et al., 2009 ; St. Hilaire et al., 2010 ; Yabiku et al., 2008 ). In Spain, despite major concerns about water consumption issues, few studies have

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Stephanie Byard, Michael Wisniewski, Jianhua Li, and Dale Karlson

: Manual of Woody Landscape Plants ( Dirr, 1998 ), Complete Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs ( Wasson, 2003 ), and Index of Garden Plants ( Griffiths, 1994 ). Specifically, six of the nine nonsupercooling species ( B. costata , B. globispica , B