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Lesser Celandine

Ranunculus ficaria

Also known as

Pilewort, Fig Buttercup

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

50cm

1cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Lesser Celandine Overview

Ranunculus ficaria is also known by the name Ficaria verna and more commonly called Lesser Celandine. It produces short-lasting, shiny, rounded to heart-shaped leaves and bright yellow, star-shaped flowers. These appear in spring, they measure between 2-3cm across and are a fabulous energy source for visiting wildlife! Commonly spotted in woodlands, this low-growing herbaceous perennial is part of the Ranunculaceae family.

Common problems with Lesser Celandine

How to propagate Lesser Celandine

Seed

Tubers

Bulbs

Division

Division of the root in the spring or autumn.

Special features of Lesser Celandine

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Lesser Celandine

Wildflower/meadow, woodland, ground cover

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