Flowers are cup shaped with dark centers, one bloom per stem. Come in white, pink, red, scarlet, blue or purple.
Species: Anemone spp
Origin: Native to the Mediterranean region.
Symbolizes: Anemones are known to represent relaxation and serve as a reminder to enjoy the moment. In Victorian times, anemone flowers also signified fragility.
Also Known As: Windflower, Poppy Anemone.
Care, Handling & Design
Temperature: 34-38 F (1-3 C)
Water: Medium water quality. Avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 3 to 8 days
What to Look for When Purchasing
Flowers should be harvested when the buds are fully colored and 25–50% open, but before the petals have expanded and the pollen is shed. Check for ethylene damage. Anemones can be ethylene sensitive, leading to petal shatter and a shortened vase life if left untreated. Choose strong stems with flowers closed or just beginning to open, although be aware that flowers will close naturally when in cold and dark conditions. Inspect for bruising.
Susceptible to stem burn in floral foam.
Do not mix with daffodils in the same vase. Anemones are striking in any floral design, delicate petals add a romantic and graceful touch to bridal bouquets. Due to their shorter vase life, make sure that you pair them with flowers that have similar characteristics.
Highly sensitive to ethylene. Sepal (flower) shattering is a common response to ethylene.
Pest & Disease Information
Botrytis on flowers.
Petals shatter - associated with ethylene sensitivity. Insist that your supplier treats with an ethylene action inhibitor to protect against exposure. Relatively short vase life (3-8 days). Leaf yellowing – may benefit from bulb specific flower foods. Stem bending – may benefit from upright shipping. And, prone to water stress – dry shipped flowers should be processed immediately into holding solution. Other causes for poor vase life can be cut stage, product age (stored too long) or storing dry for long periods.
For optimal care of Anemone, please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.