A picture of a Ranunculus

Ranunculus

Ranunculus asiaticus x hybrids

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

45cm

Max

Min

20cm

Flowering

This plant has no fragrance

Ranunculus Overview

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.

Common problems with Ranunculus

Susceptible to slugs and snails and powdery mildew.

    How to harvest Ranunculus

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

    How to propagate Ranunculus

    Division

    Divide and replant the tubers in the dormant season.

    Special features of Ranunculus

    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.

    Attractive flowers

    Hybrids come in a huge range of colours.