Transplant on arrival, or hold in pots for several weeks.
|Netting / Staking||None|
Quite adaptable. They are fully hardy in most environments. A winter chilling period is needed to initiate flowering.
Well drained, moisture retentive and generally fertile.
|Day Length||Not Applicable|
|When to Plant||
Transplant at any time of year, for bloom the following winter/spring.
Wait until the sepals harden and stamens start to shed before cutting.
|Post Harvest Care||
Prone to wilting when cut too early. Some growers slice the stems lengthwise to increase water uptake. More mature flowers are longer lasting than newly opened flowers.
|Diseases / Insects||
Generally pest- and disease-free.
Best grown in partial shade. Can be planted in a woodland setting. Very long lived. This series of hybrids is far more vigorous than the more commonly available "orentalis" types. They bloom faster and produce more stems than seed grown strains.
*In-depth Growing Guide coming soon*