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Ranunculus asiaticus x hybrids
Botanical Name: Ranunculus asiaticus x hybrids
Common Name(s): Ranunculus, Persian buttercup
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. Ranunculus can be susceptible to powdery mildew so plant them in a spot with good air movement and check them regularly.
Botanical Pronunciation: ra-NUN-ku-lus
Ranunculus bulbs can be left in the ground for the following season, but it is not really worth keeping them, as they grow easily from seed.
They require little attention after planting except for regular deep watering and cutting off old flower-heads to keep plants flowering.
Keep the soil cool with a mulch.
This plant originates in Turkey.
In autumn, plant the tuberous roots with the ‘claws’ facing downwards and keep moist at root level.
Ranunculus can be susceptible to powdery mildew so plant them in a spot with good air movement and check them regularly.
These popular spring-flowering bulbs yield colourful cut flowers.