This plant has no fragrance
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
Divide and replant the tubers in the dormant season.
Special features of Ranunculus
Attracts useful insects
Bees are attracted to the flowers.
The tubers can be planted into pots in the dormant season. Place the pots in direct sunlight to promote flowering.
Hybrids come in a huge range of colours.