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Creeping Buttercup

Ranunculus repens

Also known as

Crowfoot, Creeping Crowfoot, Buttercup

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7-H4

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

90cm

20cm

Min

30cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Creeping Buttercup Overview

Also known as creeping buttercup, this perennial weed is usually found growing in lawns and moist soils where they can root themselves deeply. It is found mainly in shaded gardens and woodlands. It propagates through stolons that run across the ground. Very little of the seed produced is viable and it is often eaten by animals.

Common problems with Creeping Buttercup

How to propagate Creeping Buttercup

Seed

Propagation is by seed when fresh.

Division

Division of the root in the spring or autumn.

Special features of Creeping Buttercup

Ground cover

Wet sites

Other uses of Creeping Buttercup

Juice is poisonous if eaten.

Plants for Short Grass Areas

height 15cm

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Common Weeds

A weed is a plant in the wrong place, these are the most likely to appear where they are not wanted.

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