How to Grow Romance Loubeyres Ranunculus
Start by soaking the Romance corms in their bags for 12 hours in 77F° water. Add Gibberellic Acid (ratio 5 gr GA3 per 25 gallon).
Maintain temp. of 77F° during this 12 hour soaking period and keep the water aerated with a mini air pump to avoid standing water.
Ensure the whole bag is submerged in water for the entire period.
After soaking, dip the corms in a fungicide for about 15 minutes (can use 1% of Topsin M, or 0.5% Secure).
Corms need to be planted directly after soaking and completing the fungicide dip. Avoid the corms from drying up. Corms are live plants! Prepare only as many corms as you can plant in one hour.
Plant the Romance corms directly in the ground. Corms are delicate and don’t do well in pots with poor drainage or ventilation.
Plant 6 weeks before your last frost date. Soil temperatures needs to be cooler than 50F°. Planting in warmer soils will result in loss of germination.
Plant 8″ apart, 1-2″ deep, with the tubers pointing down. Keep the soil moist but not wet.
Keep free from critters. Allow for airflow to deter aphids, mildew and fungus. Cover your crops to protect from frost.
Grow as cool as possible, as cool as 36-40 degrees F°. In daytime, ventilate to stay below 75 F°. Plants go dormant above 80 F°.