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Re: Ratio, stalks to fans

Amy Rupp wrote:

> What is the ideal ratio of bloom stalks to increase?  1:1?  More stalks
> than increase?  More increase than stalks?

Amy, if your thinking tall beardeds, according to the *Handbook for
Judges and Show Officials* it states:

The ratio of stalks to the number of fans must be at least 25%.  Fewer
stalks will result in plants seriously lacking in color display.  Should
the ratio exceed 75%, flowers will become crowded and few plants will
remain, resulting in *bloom out*.  

Rick Tasco
Central California
Zone 8.5

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