FloraLife Anemone: Troubleshooting

Anemone: Troubleshooting

Anemone: Troubleshooting

Anemones are a long-standing spring favorite of floral designers and flower enthusiasts alike. These eye-catching blooms available in breathtaking red, scarlet, blue, purple, pink or classic white are the perfect match for bridal bouquets, weddings, and spring celebrations. Anemones are a delicate crop but following proper care and handling steps they will perform to their full potential.

Problems & Solutions


Ethylene Sensitivity


Sensitive to ethylene with sepal (flower) shattering as a common response. Being sensitive to ethylene, exposure can also lead to a shortened vase life if left untreated. Use EthylBloc™ products* to protect flowers against ethylene damage.


Botrytis Sensitivity


Botrytis can easily develop on flowers. Respect the cold chain, avoid temperature fluctuations that could create condensation in sleeves and bunches.  Do not get water on flowers or handle the flowers by their blooms.


Prone to Mechanical/Physical Damage


Anemone stems and blooms are very delicate. Bunches should be secure but not strapped too tightly or stems will bruise or break. Do not over pack boxes to allow good airflow.

Need to Know: Anemone Helpful Hints


 Properly Mixed Flower Food: The Benefits

  • Helps blooms fully develop & open
  • Helps Anemone stay hydrated
  • Longer vase life
  • Better color development

Keep them Fresh!

  • Treat with EthylBloc™ products*.
  • Recommended flower food solution for storage/transport: FloraLife® Express Clear 200 or FloraLife® Express Clear ULTRA 200. Ship dry and upright to prevent stem bending, unless your supplier prescribes differently. Flowers should be harvested when the buds are fully colored and 25-50% open but before the petals have expanded and the pollen has shed.
  • Cooler / storage temperature should be 34-38°F, 1-3°C
  • Use FloraLife® Transport Paper* sheets for shipping and storage.
  • Processing recommendations at retail: Anemones are prone to water stress. Dry shipped flowers should be processed immediately into holding solution. Check for Ethylene damage before you begin processing. Condition stems with FloraLife® Quick Dip to promote solution uptake then use FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300* or FloraLife® Express Universal 300. Choose strong stems with flowers closed or just beginning to open. Be aware flowers will close naturally if kept in cold and dark conditions.
  • Recommended flower food solution for end consumers: FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300*, Floralife® Universal 300* or Floralife® Express Universal 300 packets.


  • Anemones have an average vase life of 3-8 days.
  • Opening speed is very fast.
  • Foliage can have issues with yellowing. Anemones may benefit from bulb specific flower foods.
  • Anemones can be mixed with most other flowers without any negative or harmful effects. However, do not mix daffodils in the same vase.
  • Due to their shorter vase life, pair with flowers that have similar characteristics. If designing in foam use OASIS® Maxlife foam to reduce potential burn. Use a lower density foam like OASIS® Springtime for easier stem insertion. Always cut at a sharp angle before inserting into foam. Create designs as close to event as possible. Check water levels or foam periodically to be sure flowers stay hydrated. Sap may irritate skin, be conscientious when designing with Anemones and treat any irritation immediately.
  • Use FloraLife® Finishing Touch spray or FloraLife® Crowning Glory* once designs are complete to keep blooms fresh and hydrated.


  • FIFO (First In First Out) inventory rotation is always our recommendation however Anemone is a highly sensitive crop that doesn't store well. Given their relatively short vase life Anemones should be stored the least amount of time possible, maximum 3 days under strict cold chain conditions.


Questions? Visit FloraLife.com or contact your local representative to schedule an in-person consultation for expert advice!


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