Blooming period: December till April. (The end of May in habitat.) The flower won’t bloom unless the temperature is warm enough. The flower will bloom once outside temperature is over 20℃. You will be able to enjoy the flowers about a week if you keep the pots inside of warm room. (The flower will keep blooming.) You will be able to enjoy blooming about 2 to 3 weeks when you keep the pots outside. ※If you really want to see the flower blooming, bring the pot inside of 20℃ room and it will bloom within an hour.
During the blooming is the time for crossbreeding. By touching the flowers accidently might lead to breeding even. And you can plant the seed afterwards.
Water the flowers plenty during its bloom. But if you are using saucer, don’t let it sloppy.
What is Yukiwarisou? Yukiwarisou is a perennial herbaceous which belongs to ranunculaceae. Christmas roses are also known as ranunculaceae family. Yukiwarisou is distributed throughout limited deciduous broad leaved forests of Akita to Kyushu. We have many habitats here in Toyama-ken. Such as Toyama-shi, Takaoka-shi, Kamiichi-machi, Uozu-shi and Kurobe-shi. Worldly there are related species in Europe, America and China.
There are quite variations. Color of petal, single or double petaled and pattern of leaves for example. That is one of the reasons that there are many Yukiwarisou fans. Many fans produce a new kind by crossbreeding all by themselves since it is not so difficult.
About 20 years ago, most Yukiwarisou on the market was picked from habitats. Now most products are cultured artificially.
How to crossbreed: 1. Put pollen on pistil while the flower is blooming. 2. You will be able to get seeds in early summer. 3. Plant them and it will sprout. 4. You will able to see flowers in a few years.
Lately fans produce original Yukiwarisou with crossbreeding. Contests and exhibition are held for it.
In Niigata-ken(A prefecture right next to Toyama-ken), there are many Yukiwarisou fans like Toyama. Yukiwarisou was designated as official flower of Niigata prefecture in March first 2008.
We are hoping that we can make Yukiwarisou more popular, so that Yukiwarisou will be designated as official flower of Toyama and preserve the habitats in the near future.
How to grow (Standard in Hokuriku) Avoid wind and rain if you want to put pots outside.
February: Flower bud is about 1cm. 1. Fertilize potassium liquid fertilizer which 1000 times diluted twice in the beginning of the month. 2. Keep the soil wet.
March: Blooming ends 1. Pick flowers and old leaves except the flower that you want to get seed from. 2. Put the pot in sunny place. You will be able to get seed.
May: Shade the pot 60% off.
June: Shade the pot 90% off. April to June: 1. Keep the soil wet. Water twice, in the morning and night. 2. Fertilize nitrogenous liquid fertilizer which 1000 times diluted once a week. 3. Give insecticide twice a month.
Rainy season 1. Avoid rain. 2. Water in the evening when the soil is dried.
Summer Put the pot in cool and shady place.
The middle of September till November Fertilize liquid fertilizer which 1000 times diluted once a week.
October Shade 60% off till January.
Go back to February Put the pot back to sunny place.
Water every day for a week after transplantation.
What if you didn’t transplant? Wait until fall. 1. How to care easy. Vinyl plastic planter in the plastic planter or earthenware planter. 2. Cut about half of roots when you transplant during fall.
Grow Yukiwarisou from seed 1. Pick pistillate and staminate flowers and pollinate in the room with temperature 20℃. 2. Water soil not the flower. Mark the flower which you pollinated. 3. Within a month or so, it becomes the seed. Put a bag over the flower, so that seed won’t fall down. 4. Seed unfertilized fine soil. Don’t water for a week. After a week put some soil over and water some. Afterwards keep the soil wet and put the pot shady place. Keep the soil wet until it sprouts. 5. It takes root around November, so fertilize liquid fertilizer which diluted 2000 to 3000 times. 6. It will sprouts in March or April, so put the pot back to sunny place and fertilize liquid fertilizer which diluted 1000 times. 1st year-bud 2ndyear- a leaf that grows after a cotyledon 3rd-The first bloom of a flower
Planting in the ground? Keep the soil wet until it sprouts. Shady place under deciduous tree, side by 1m height fence are recommended. Incline is better. If you are planting on the flat ground, use blocks or extra soil to raise ground level to make drain.
Soil? Keep the soil wet until it sprouts. A basic soil is nikkouzuna30%.kousitsukanumatsuti40%.yakiakadamatsuti10%.ezozuna20%.zeoraito or sumi2-3%.
Fertilizer? Keep the soil wet until it sprouts. Liquids are better than solids. It is more effective to fertilize liquid fertilizer which diluted 1000 times often.
Watering? Water plenty until water comes out from the bottom of the pot.
We sell and produce unique Yukiwarisou. We nurture Yukiwarisou in a farm where an environment is close to their habitat. (A member of Japan Yukiwarisou Association) We also handle Sanyasou, Bonsai, flowers for tea ceremony, flowerbed seedling, vegetable seedling, potted flowers for gift and many other gardening materials.