Ranunculus asiaticus--or Persian buttercups--are showy, spring-blooming plants. Available in many colors, they have dense poppylike blooms on 1- to-2-foot stems. Ranunculus bulbs are small, with curving claws. Plant them with their claws facing down and their smooth surfaces up.
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