Ranunculus asiaticus

Buttercup

Like small, brightly-colored Peonies, Ranunculus flowers offer masses of spring color for sunny borders or containers. Plant with tall flowers, such as Snapdragons, Iceland Poppies, or with Daffodils, as Ranunculus blooms later. Most varieties are double flowering, in mixed, spotted or single colors, including shades of white, red, pink, orange and yellow. Birds relish the leaves, so protect young plants with mesh or wire screening. Excellent cut flowers. Plant the claw-like tubers with pointed ends down in fall in mild climates or in spring in colder climates. Watch for slugs. Dig up and store tubers over winter. If left in ground in mild winter areas, keep soil dry over summer.
Ranunculus asiaticus, Buttercup
A single tuber produces dozens of flowers 3 to 5 inches across. Regular cutting promotes bloom. Plant in Daffodil beds as Ranunculus flowers later.

Attributes - Ranunculus asiaticus

Plant Type: Bulb

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Orange, Pink, Red, White, Yellow

Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft.

Width: 8 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Powdery Mildew.

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Ranunculus asiaticus 'Picottee', Ranunculus asiaticus 'Sunset Orange', Ranunculus repens
 
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