Key Benefits of Topflor* Granular Ornamental Plant Growth Regulator
- Darker leaf color
- Higher chlorophyll content
- Greater leaf thickness
- Stronger stems
- Decreased water loss
- Improved flowering in some species
- Better withstand environmental stresses
Granular Topflor Technology
Topflor Granular Ornamental Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) incorporates Topflor PGR technology now in an easy to apply granular product. Since its release, Topflor has been proven to be a highly efficacious PGR when applied as media drench. Now, Topflor technology is available in a granular formulation to be applied as a topical application to improve profitability and salability of container-grown ornamental crops.
Plant Responses to Topflor Granular
Topflor Granular contains the active ingredient flurprimidol, which effectively reduces internode elongation through the inhibition of gibberellin biosynthesis, resulting in a more desirable compact ornamental plant. Topflor Granular has been shown to increase the quality of ornamental crops even in the absence of growth reduction.
Where can Topflor Granular be used?
Topflor Granular can be applied to control height and manage unwanted growth in most container ornamental plants grown in outdoor nurseries and/or greenhouses. Topflor Granular is not for use on crops which produce fruit, nuts, or other commodities for human consumption.
Topflor Granular applied to Gardenia, grown in 10-inch pots, (right) at 1 teaspoon/pot (4 grams) compared to untreated (left). Image was taken 8 months after treatment.
Topflor Granular applied to Knockout Rose, grown in 10-inch pots, (right) at 1 teaspoon/pot (4 grams) compared to untreated (left).
Image was taken 8 months after treatment.
Applying Topflor Granular
Topflor Granular can be applied at any stage of the growth and development of container-grown ornamental plants. For woody ornamentals and herbaceous perennials, best results are found when applications are made at the onset of spring greenup when the plants are shaped and pruned to the desired size. If multiple applications are required, the plant should be shaped and pruned again prior to sequential applications. Apply Topflor Granular as a topical application to individual pots for height control of container ornamentals. Follow rate recommendations in Table 1 to determine the rates of Topflor Granular per pot.