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What is a short day plant?

The following should be helpful. Basically plants that flower when time of daylight is short (less than 12 hours).

Anthony Brach Ph.D.

A short day plant is actually a long night plant! They are sensitive to the amount of darkness they experience in a 24 hour period. They bloom when the days are short and the nights are long. Examples are flowers that bloom in the spring such as tulips and daffodils and those that bloom in the fall such as mums.

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