Present investigations were carried out at the experimental farm of Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan (HP) with the objective to study the effect of paclobutrazol as drench, spray or combination of both on growth and flowering of Fuchsia cv. ‘Pink Galore’. The experiment was laid out in a completely randomized design consisting of 16 treatments, replicated thrice and each having 5 pots. When the cuttings were 8 to 10 cm in length, drench treatments of PP333 @ 10, 20 & 30 ppm were given per pot. After 30 days of drenching, PP333 @ 10, 20 & 30 ppm was applied as foliar spray. All the paclobutrazol treated plants resulted in reduced plant height, plant spread, internodal length, flower stalk length and flower size.Days to flower bud formation and flowering were advanced in drench and combination treatments, whereas, spray treatments delayed flower bud formation and flowering. The number of flowers open at a time and duration of flowering were increased in all paclobutrazol treated plants. The presentability of plants increased in all the paclobutrazol treated plants as compared to control. However, the most presentable pots were obtained when the plants were drenched with 10 ppm paclobutrazol.

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