Common name: Persian buttercup
Origin: Asia Minor
Flower color: white, yellow, pink, gold, orange, red and mixed
Flowering period: June - August
Average plant height: 12 – 24 inches
Planting depth to base of bulbs: 1 – 2 inches
Spacing between bulbs: 3 inches
Type of bulb: corm with fleshy thickened roots (called 'claws')
Light requirements: sunny (afternoon sun)
Landscape uses: border, beds. Also grown as a cut flower in the garden.
Each Ranunculus corm produces several flower stems. The foliage dies down in the summer. It is advisable to soak the corms (claws) for an hour before you plant them. Otherwise, water well when planting.
All common hybrids have been developed from breeding Ranunculus asiaticus. Tecolote (peony-flowered) hybrids from California are the most commonly sold. There are other peony-flowering varieties from Israel and France.