Ranunculus asiaticus 'Picottee'
Persian Ranunculus, Persian Buttercup, Turban 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.
Hybrids such as 'Picotee' are edged in a second color. Plant with an eye toward color combinations with other plants. All have very large, double, ruffled flowers.
Attributes - Ranunculus asiaticus 'Picottee'
Plant Type: Bulb
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Summer
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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