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GA biosynthesis are applied to restrict vegetative growth. Mei, domesticated in China for more than 3000 years, is one of the most important ornamental flower and fruit trees among the Rosaceae. In East Asia, the flower and young fruit of mei can

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Bamboo is an important ornamental plant. Among different bamboo cultivars, those with variegated leaves have recently gained popularity because of their characteristic striped patterns on the leaves. Variegated temple bamboo is a variegated species

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, and fragrance ( Li et al., 2014c ; Schneitz, 1999 ). Chinese cymbidiums have been cultivated for several centuries in Asia, especially in China, Korea, and Japan, because of the high ornamental and economic value of these plants ( Moea and Parka, 2012

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Sacred lotus is a famous perennial aquatic plant around the world, and widely used as an ornamental flower for water features in summer. It belongs to the family Nelumbonaceae, which consists of one genus, Nelumbo , with only two species, N

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negatively affected and the scenario where the vegetation in different landscapes is drastically affected over a period of time might become a reality ( Grover et al., 2013 ). Although some ornamental plants have the capacity to evolve and cope with

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; Sax, 1930 ). This nursery was responsible for 214 cultivars and caused a spike in popularity of lilacs in the 1900s ( Fiala and Vrugtman, 2008 ). Many breeders emerged to produce cultivars with a wide range of ornamental traits. Descanso Gardens in

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Magnolia virginiana var. virginiana (sweetbay magnolia) is a native component of the flora of the eastern U.S. coastal plain and mid-Atlantic states and is used as an ornamental plant in commercial and residential landscapes. The species is

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. Polyploidy has played an important role in the development of ornamental plant cultivars ( Contreras et al., 2009 ; Parris et al., 2010 ; Ranney, 2006 ), but the extent to which it has been used in Phlox is uncertain. We could find no published reports

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., 2012 )], and peanut [ Arachis hypogaea ( Reddy et al., 2013 )], many stable reference genes have been screened in several ornamental plants including petunia [ Petunia hybrida ( Mallona et al., 2010 )], hybrid rose ( Klie and Debener, 2011

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encouraged ( Negron-Ortiz, 2012 ). Furthermore, these species are of interest to plant breeders as a result of their ornamental potential. Therefore, for purposes of obtaining variability for plant breeding and to preserve the genetic variability in Spigelia

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