Anemone Muitifida Annabella
Familiy, Origin:Ranunculaceae, North America
Sitelocation:Full sun to partial shade to shade
Garden Height:25 cm,9,84 inch
Flower Size:3 cm,1,18 inch
Natural flowertime:May - July
Crop Time:Plug crop: 6-8 weeks; Green pots: 12-14 weeks; Flowering pots: 10-12 months, with vernalization
Seed Form:Raw Seed
Seed Count:741 K/g
Sowing Method:3-5 seeds per plug
Germination:12-18 days at 20 ˇăC during daytime and at 5 ˇăC during night, in media with low soluble salt levels and pH: 6.0-7.0. Before sowing treat substrate with fungicide against Sclerotinia. Requires light for germination. Keep soil slightly moist but not wet. Avoid direct sunlight by shading seeds after sowing. Germination is approx. 2 weeks later than 'Annabella White'.
Plug Culture:From Stage II* reduce the soil moisture, but the plug should not dry out and reduce the temperature to 18 ˇăC. Do not let soluble salt level rise above 0,50 EC. Start fertilization at 50 ppm nitrogen in a well balanced formula. During Stage III and Stage IV fertilization levels can be increased up to 130 ppm.
Growing On:6-8 weeks after sowing transplant 3-5 plants into a pot (8-15 cm). Avoid root damage. Ensure good pot size, to encourage root growth, thus improving plant development.
Media:Use a well-drained, growing perennial substrate with 0-15 % clay, 0-15 % organic parts (e.g. wood fibres, bark) 1-1,5 kg/m3 complete balanced fertilizer, 1-2 kg/m3 slow release fertilizer (3-9 months), iron-chelate, micronutrients, pH: 6.0-7.0.
Photoperiod / Light:Day length neutral plant. Flowering pot production in winter and spring with additional assimilation light improves the plant quality.
Temperature:Grow at 12-15 ˇăC or outdoors. In winter indoors frost free at 3-5 ˇăC or outdoors. Outdoor fleece needed. In spring the plants start to grow indoor for 7-8 weeks at 12-18 ˇăC or cold outdoors for flowering in May.
Fertilization:Moderate fertilization levels are required. Fertilize the crop weekly with 100-130 ppm nitrogen (at 2 kg/m3 slow release fertilizer in substrate), using a complete balanced fertilizer. Avoid high ammonium and high nitrogen levels. Don't fertilize after mid September. In spring fertilize with 130-150 ppm nitrogen using a complete balanced fertilizer. Prevent magnesium deficiency by applying magnesium sulphate (0,05 %) 1-2 times and in case of Iron deficiency apply iron-chelate for 1-2 times. The roots are sensitive to high salt levels in substrates.
Cultural Hints:Dry, light and airy cultivation. After planting and during the initial growth period treat pots with fungicide against Sclerotinia