Garden flowers

Ranunculus: a unique flower


Ranunculi amaze from early spring and bloom until early summer.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Ranunculus asiaticus
Family : Ranunculaceae
Type : Tuberose

Height
: 40 to 60 cm
Exposure : Partial shade
Ground : Ordinary, well drained

Flowering : April to June

Planting and caring for buttercup is easy and the decorative effect is guaranteed.

Planting ranunculus

The ranunculus is a bulbous flower which likes the sun to bloom well but which dreads too hot situations.

  • Buttercups like humus-rich, well-drained soils
  • A sunny or, better, partially shaded situation suits him perfectly.
  • Soak the claws a few hours in water before planting

The bulbs are planted in the month of February March 5/6 cm deep.

  • The colder it is in your area, the longer it will take to plant.
  • Respect a distance of 10 cm between each bulb and then water.
  • Find our tips for planting bulbs.

Ranunculus after flowering

Depending on the region you live in and the climate you enjoy, the care of ranunculus is not the same because it is a frost-resistant plant.

  • If your buttercups are in the ground, cover the soil with a good mulch in autumn to protect the bulbs from the cold.
  • In the regions cold winter climate, store your bulbs in a dry and ventilated place throughout the winter to replant them the following spring.
  • If you are using ranunculus in houseplant, wait for the leaves to turn completely yellow, cut them off and store the bulb in a cool, dry place to repot it the following spring.

Bunch of ranunculus, tips

This flower has the particularity of holding very well in a bouquet.

Cut a few stems when they are in bloom, cut the base at an angle, put them in a vase and the result is guaranteed!

  • Ranunculus needs water at room temperature
  • Cut the base regularly at an angle to allow water to penetrate the stem
  • Change the water every 2-3 days

To know about the buttercup

Florists' buttercup, also called garden buttercup, is aherbaceous, annual or perennial quite rustic since it withstands temperatures of around -10 °

Native to the Mediterranean, northern Africa and southwestern Asia, it offers pretty, fleshy and colorful flowers, white, pink, red, mauve or green. We call them yellow flowered species, buttercup.

The word ranunculus comes from Latinrana, which means little frog because some species are aquatic. It is also often nicknamed froglet.

There are many, many varieties of buttercups and many grow wild.

This gives a multitude of colors and also the possibility of creating very many mixtures in your garden. © Ibulb


To read also on bulb flowers:

  • Plant bulbs in clayey or flooded soil.

Video: Floret Ranunculus + Many More! Complete Ranunculus Garden Tour (October 2020).