Anemone Pretty Lady™, the Compact Anemone

This collection of Japanese Anemone blooms from summer into the fall. These varieties originated from a large breeding program from Japan and created a collection of very compact long blooming varieties of double and single flowers. Anemone Pretty Lady™ grows in full sun to partial shade. The blooming period of these extraordinary varieties starts in June. These Anamone pot plants continuously bloom into September and produce very attractive seed heads of the spend flowers.

Anemone Pretty Lady™ prefers a moist soil with good drainage. Green Works plant material is produced only through tissue culture: virus free and NAKT tested. 

Please note that cultural information and description are based on Dutch growing conditions.

Potting Anemone Pretty Lady™ year round

Anemone Pretty Lady™ is available in spring as 60 hole plugs, 1 tissue culture plant per plug. Thereafter the Anemones should be transplanted in week 20 to a 17 cm. pot.

Anemone Pretty Lady™ is as well available in week 40 till week 15 as a 9 cm. plug.
Anemone Pretty Lady™ can best be grown in a 17 to 21 cm. pot

Keep the Anamones in a cold greenhouse to protect from water in the fall and winter. In early spring the plants should be transplanted to a bigger pot from 17 to 21 cm.

Blooming time Anamone
Anemone Pretty Lady™ blooms from June until September. When the 60 plugged Anamones get planted in Spring they bloom in August/September.When the Anamones are potted in fall or early spring in a 9 cm. plug the blooming time will be in June.

When you combine planting of the 2 sizes you will get a spread in your blooming time.

Soiltype
The soil mix needs to be able to hold enough moisture with enough drainage and air for good root development. Anemone Pretty Lady™ needs a well-drained soil in winter; it does not like wet feet in winter. Make sure pots are placed in cold greenhouse or plastic tunnel during winter.
Recommended fertilizing schedule for beginning of crop: 

  • PH: 5.8
  • EC: 1,0

Pinching
No pinching is required.  
Spring / early summer: to get spread in your blooming time cut back plants to delay crop. 

Anemone Pretty Lady™ planting time
The best time to plant the Anamones outside is from week 18 through to week 36. 

Watering
Watering is a very important part of the growing process. Ebb and flood watering is ideal for a uniform crop. Anemone Pretty Lady™ will also handle watering overhead during the crop, preferably in morning including fertilizer. The amount of water depends on temperature and evaporation. The potting soil should not dry out during the growing process. 

Fertilizing
When potted a light watering with clean water can be done. During the growth each watering can be combined with A + B feeding schedule, adjusted to fertilizing analysis and water quality. 
Recommended feeding schedule: 

  • Ph: 5.8 to 6.0
  • EC: 1,5 to 2.0

Climate
Outside on a good container field with plenty of drainage. 
In winter in greenhouse or in plastic poly house to keep water away from the plants. 

Growth regulators (PGR)
Anemone Pretty Lady™ is already a compact plant height approx. 40 cm. 
A light application of growth retardation is possible with Cycocel (Chloormequat) but not required.  

Diseases and insects
Anemone Pretty Lady™ has relative few problems with disease. It is advisable to preventively treat against Botrytis. 
The most common insects with the Anemone Pretty Lady™ are: leaf nematodes - spray for example with Vertimec Gold. 

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