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Generative reproduction of poppy anemone (Anemone coronaria L.)

Maria Piskornik

Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Plants
Faculty of Horticulture, Agricultural University
Al. 29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Kraków, Poland

Plants obtained from selected seeds (achenes) yielded almost double the number of flowers and the weight of tubers was larger by almost 25% when compared with plants from non-selected seeds. The dates and method of sowing seeds affected the number of flowers obtained from one tuber, and the weight of tubers, but did not influence the quality of bloom. The largest number of flowers per plant was obtained from the first date of sowing (March 1) remaining in their place and at both dates (March 1 and May 22) of direct sowing, the weight of tubers was larger by almost 45% than the weight of tubers of pricked out plants. The production of seeds decreased the weight of tubers by 30% as compared with plants from which flowers and stalks were cut, and by 60% as compared with deflowered plants.

Piskornik M., 1989. Generative reproduction of poppy anemone (Anemone coronaria L.). Folia Horticulturae I/2: 65-74.