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Ranunculus

Ranunculus asiaticus x hybrids

These popular spring-flowering bulbs yield colourful cut flowers. Ranunculus offer masses of bright, thickly doubled flowers on compact plants. Flowers multiply with picking and range in colour from purple and red to orange, yellow, cream, white and pink.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Spring

Harvesting

The flowers are cut for the vase and the corms are harvested and sold to plant in gardens.

Propagation

Division
Divide and replant the tubers in the dormant season.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Bees are attracted to the flowers.
Pot plant
The tubers can be planted into pots in the dormant season. Place the pots in direct sunlight to promote flowering.

Geography

Origin
Eastern Mediterranean region in southwestern Asia, southeastern Europe (Crete, Karpathos and Rhodes), and northeastern Africa

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Ranunculaceae
Flower colour
Purple, red, orange, yellow, cream, white and pink
Scent
None

Problems

Susceptible to slugs and snails and powdery mildew.

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