Correlation Studies on Vegetative and Floral Characteristics in Gladiolus
H.N. Regmi and G. Upreti
Horticulture Research Division, Nepal Agriculture Research Council, Khumaltar, Lalitpur
Tribhuvan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
A field experiment was established during the winter of 1999/2000 under Chitwan condition using five commercial varieties of gladiolus (Gladiolus gruruliflorus) viz. Friendship, American Beauty, Her majesty, Echo Wonder and Pacifica to access the association among the different vegetative and floral characteristics by using the method of Karl Pearson's simple correlation. The total effective leaf area was positively correlated with spike weight (0.079**), rachis length (0.733**), diameter of floret (0.558**) and length of floral bract (0.661**). Also, leaf length was directly contributing in plant height (0.719**).