Scientific Name: Anemone coronaria
Common Name: Windflower
Cultivation Type: Greenhouse, High Tunnel
Planting Density: 22 to 44 plants/sq. meter (2 to 4 plants/sq. foot).
Flower Color (primary): Blue
Flower Color (secondary): Purple
Foliage Color: Medium Green
The large, bright blooms of Mona Lisa Anemone are a masterpiece in any bouquet. Mona Lisa varieties produce up to 18 flowers per plant and are best grown cool without the need for supplemental light. Low temperatures (8 to 12°C/46 to 54°F) promote optimum stem length.
Stem Length: 46cm (18")
Bloom Size: 10 - 11cm (4.00 - 4.50")
Harvest Recommendation: Harvest when flower buds are fully coloured and about 30-40% open/cupped stage. Avoid harvesting fully open flowers with pollen shed.
Post-Harvest Recommendation: Avoid ethylene exposure; an ethylene-inhibiting treatment is recommended. Hydrate and store in cooler at 1-3°C (34-38°F) in commercial floral solution at recommended rates.
Vase Life Recommendation: 5-7 days