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Ranunculus asiaticus (Persian buttercup)

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Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Max height
Ultimate spread
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Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity
Toxic - Contact with sap may irritate skin.

Botanical name: Ranunculus asiaticus

Other names: Persian buttercup, Turban buttercup, Persian crowfoot

Genus: Ranunculus

Species: R. asiaticus - R. asiaticus is an herbaceous perennial with divided leaves arranged at its base. In spring and summer, it produces double rosette-like flowers on upright stems. These flowers may be yellow, red, pink or white.

Ranunculus asiaticus is: Deciduous

Flower: Red, Pink, Yellow, White in Spring; Yellow, White, Red, Pink in Summer

Foliage: Green in Spring; Green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity: Contact with sap may irritate skin.

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Specific pests: Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Deadhead regularly.. REGISTER to

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to

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Ranunculus asiaticus (Persian buttercup) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Require a dry, dormant period in summer. Best grown in containers, a bulb frame, or alpine house in a equal mix of loam, leaf mould, and grit in full light. Do not overwater. If planted outdoors, lift, dry & store over winter in cold areas.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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