Study programmes / B-HE Horticultural Engineering / Flower Growing (B.Sc.) p/t
Course code:KKV1
Course title in language of instruction:K-Květinářství (bc.)
Course title in Czech:K-Květinářství (bc.)
Course title in English:Flower Growing (B.Sc.) p/t
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:part-time, 18/9
(part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2019/2020 - FH
Name of lecturer:Ing. Pavol Kaššák, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Dr. Ing. Jiří Uher (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Aims of the course:The aim of the course is an introduction to the biology of ornamental plants, their characteristics and requirements, the range, horticultural technology, with utility and economic value of flowers to cut flowers and greenery, potted flowers and ornamental flower.
Course contents:
1.The world floriculture (allowance 2/0)
a.Floriculture in the world - past and present
b.Geography and ecology of the most important plant species in floriculture

2.The most important pot plants and cut flowers (the best sellers) (allowance 3/2)

3.The most important pot plants and cut flowers (photoperiodical plants) (allowance 2/1)

4.The most important pot plants and cut flowers (foliage plants) (allowance 2/3)

5.The most important pot plants and cut flowers (ferns) (allowance 1/2)

6.The most important pot plants and cut flowers (roses) (allowance 1/0)
7.The most important pot plants and cut flowers (forcing of subtropical shrubs) (allowance 2/0)

8.The most important pot plants and cut flowers (flower bulbs forcing) (allowance 2/0)

9.The most important pot plants and cut flowers (perennials under glass) (allowance 2/0)

10.The most important pot plants and cut flowers (cut foliage) (allowance 1/1)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-ability to work independently
-capacity to learn
-professional knowledge
-quality concept awareness
-science and research skills
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
- ability to plan, implement and evaluate an experiment of limited scope
-Ability to navigate in the most commonly cultivated flowers
-Ability to plan horticultural production and effectively use of new horticultural technologies
-Ability to understand the physiology of growth and flowering
-Knowledge of plant reproduction
-knowledge of structure of plant body

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Credit will be awarded on the basis of
1) the successful handling of the credit test (at least 60% of available points) - will be written 6th and 10th week of the semester
2) evaluation of the final seminar papers
3) verification of knowledge of plant material.
The examination consists of an initial written test (30 minutes, at least 60% of available points) and subsequent interviews (cca. 20 minutes).
Zkouška sestává z úvodního písemného testu (min.60%, tj.30 z 50 obdržitelných bodů, 30 minut) a následných pohovorů (ověření hloubky znalostí, cca 20 minut)
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     seminar16 h
     consultation8 h
     preparation for exam36 h
     preparation for regular assessment16 h
     preparation for regular testing12 h
     writing of seminar paper24 h
Total140 h

Basic reading list
  • Acta Horticulturae. Leuven: ISHS, 2003. 554 p. ISBN 90-6605-238-4.
  • Introduction to Floriculture. 2. vyd. San Diego: Academic Press, 1992. 636 p. ISBN 0-12-437651-7.
  • VÍT, J. et al. Květinářství. 3. vyd. Praha: Květ, 2001. 439 p. ISBN 80-85362-41-4.
  • UHER, J. Květinářství. Vývoj sortimentu hrnkových a parkových květin. 1. vyd. Brno: MZLU, 1996. 165 p. ISBN 80-7157-210-1.
  • UHER, J. -- NEUGEBAUEROVÁ, J. Multimediální texty: základy tržního květinářství. , version 2.0 (2005). [other]. Lednice. 2005.
  • VAN WYK, B. Cut flowers of the world. 400 p. ISBN 978-1-60469-194-8.
  • Col. Schnittblumenkulturen: [Handbuch des Erwerbsgärtners]. 5. vyd. Stuttgart: Eugen Ulmer, 1996. 576 p. ISBN 3-8001-5140-5.
  • Col. Topfpflanzenkulturen. 7. vyd. Stuttgart: Eugen Ulmer, 1994. 686 p. ISBN 3-8001-5136-7.
  • KAŠŠÁK, P. Ficus - testovací systém. Podpořeno projektem OPVK CZ. .  [online]. 2014. URL:;zobrazit=4688;typ=opora.
  • KAŠŠÁK, P. Technologie pěstování květin. Podpořeno projektem OPVK CZ.  [online]. 2014. URL:
  • POKLUDA, R. -- NEUGEBAUEROVÁ, J. -- JEZDINSKÝ, A. Databáze zahradnických informací. Podpořeno projektem OPVK CZ.  [online]. 2014. URL: