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Greater spearwort

Ranunculus lingua

Also known as

Spearwort

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

2m

75cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Greater spearwort Overview

A tall, hairless perennial with long runners and toothed leaves to 25cm. Yellow flowers are to 2cm. Found in marshes and fens.

Common problems with Greater spearwort

How to propagate Greater spearwort

Seed

Propagation is by seed when fresh.

Division

Division of the root in the spring or autumn.

Other uses of Greater spearwort

Grown for their flowers that can be used for flower arranging. Wildlife and aquatic.