TEMPERATURE AND DAYLENGTH RESPONSES IN DIANTHUS CARTHUSIANORUM CV. NAPOLEON III
Short photoperiods delayed flower initiation and appearance of flower bud, but promoted lateral shoot development. By increasing the photoperiod with low-intensity incandescent lighting, flower initiation, days to visible flower bud, percentage of flowering shoots and shoot elongation was enhanced. The further development of the flower bud to flower was not affected by the photoperiod.