EFFECTS OF STORAGE, COOLING AND GREENHOUSE CONDITIONS ON ANEMONE BLANDA, FRITILLARIA MELEAGRIS AND OXALIS ADENOPHYLLA FOR USE AS POTPLANT.
Plant height of Anemone blanda and Fritillaria meleagris was hardly influenced by temperature or duration of cooling, unlike the height of Oxalis adenophylla. Flowering percentage or number of flowers per corm was raised by using a cooling temperature of 5°C or lower instead of 9°C. Greenhouse temperature strongly influenced flowering results in Anemone blanda and Fritillaria meleagris. A temperature of 18°C, especially during forcing in January, caused a higher percentage of flower abortion when compared to a greenhouse temperature of 12°C. Storage conditions also influenced flowering: loss of water during storage caused flower abortion.