Ranunculus flowers look almost too perfect to be real! The blossoms display layer upon layer of silky petals in bright colors. These exquisite, rose-like flowers of ranunculus are a staple in any flower shop or wedding bouquet. In regions with mild winters, buttercups can be planted in autumn for an early bloom in April. In colder regions, they can be planted in spring to ensure an early summer bloom.
Full, extremely large flower heads sit atop long, strong stems, making this an excellent cut flower. Blooming 1 to 2 weeks after most varieties, these tall, vigorous plants have been specifically bred to be slightly more heat-tolerant than other ranunculi, extending the bloom window.
🇫🇷 The Pauline line is of French origin; bred through special research to have a large variety of bright colors and high productivity even in winter. Extremely versatile and a must-grow for wedding and event work.
Champagne is a highly sought-after variety of ranunculus with a wide range of flower colors, from salmon, apricot, and coral to the occasional pink.
- Plant height: 45 - 60 cm
- Bulb size: 3/5
- Flowering period: May to July
- Hardiness: not very hardy, keep the tubers in a cool and dry place over winter
- Exposure: part sun, half-shade
- Soil: light, rich, well-drained
- pH: neutral
- Use: bedding, porches and patios, window boxes, lawn borders, cut flowers
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In areas with mild winter temperatures (USDA zone 7 and above), corms can be planted in autumn and overwintered outdoors with protection from a low tunnel or frost cloth. In colder areas (USDA zone 6b and below), ranunculus must be grown in a minimally heated hoop house or planted out at the end of winter/early spring. Ranunculus will need frost protection throughout the winter and cannot tolerate freezing temperatures!
Autumn-started ranunculus corms generally will reach a taller height than spring-sewn ranunculus. When planted in the fall, they'll bloom from the end of March through April, usually finishing around the beginning of May.
Soak the corms for half a day before planting. Plant the claws pointing downwards at a depth of 5 cm from the surface of the soil, spacing them 15 to 20 cm apart, depending on the desired effect. They can be planted in containers or in the garden, and you can enjoy their beautiful blooms both indoors and out.
During the growing season, water regularly in hot and dry weather, letting the substrate dry between waterings. Add a special flowering plant fertilizer every two weeks during the flowering period.
Cut off spent flowers after blooming to induce the formation of new flowers. Do not cut the foliage.
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