Ranunculus

Ranunculus - Garden Basics - Flower - Perennial

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Plant InformationType: perennial
Propagation: bulb
Light: full sun or part shade
Flower Color: various
Bloom Time: late spring
Height: 1 foot
Width: 9-12 inches
Soil Requirements: neutral pH, average moisture
Zones: 6-10
Uses: bed, border, cut flower

Ranunculus offers a showy display in bright shades of yellow, gold, red, pink, white and orange. Related to Anemones, these hybrid camellia-flowered buttercups come in many colors, from bright reds and golds to delicious pastel pinks and whites as well as lovely picotees. Each plant will bear many blooms. They like cool night temperatures around 48F degrees and warmer days (55F to 60F). Lovely outside in warmer areas or in a cool greenhouse in the north. Bulbs should be planted in autumn.

The multi-colored blooms of the Tecolot strain is shown here.

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