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Ranunculus aconitifolius 'Flore Pleno' (White bachelor's buttons)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ranunculus aconitifolius 'Flore Pleno'

Other names

White bachelor's buttons, Fair maids of Kent, Fair maids of Kent, Ranunculus aconitifolius flore pleno 'Batchelor's Button'

Genus

Ranunculus Ranunculus

Variety or Cultivar

'Flore Pleno' _ 'Flore Pleno' is a vigorous, herbaceous perennial with palmate, toothed, dark green leaves and branching stems bearing double, white flowers in late spring and early summer.


Ranunculus aconitifolius 'Flore Pleno' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Ranunculus aconitifolius 'Flore Pleno' (White bachelor's buttons) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich, moist or moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Ranunculus aconitifolius 'Flore Pleno'

Other names

White bachelor's buttons, Fair maids of Kent, Fair maids of Kent, Ranunculus aconitifolius flore pleno 'Batchelor's Button'

Genus

Ranunculus Ranunculus

Variety or Cultivar

'Flore Pleno' _ 'Flore Pleno' is a vigorous, herbaceous perennial with palmate, toothed, dark green leaves and branching stems bearing double, white flowers in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ranunculus aconitifolius 'Flore Pleno' (White bachelor's buttons) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich, moist or moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Ranunculus aconitifolius 'Flore Pleno' (White bachelor's buttons)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Hyalesthes obsoletus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Planthopper which can vector the pathogen causing Potato stolbur disease. Present elsewhere in Europe and increasing its range due to a new a nettle-preferring race. Main breeding hosts are not traded as planting material; but some minor hosts (e.g. Lavender) are.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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I have several Ranunculus aconitifolius Flore Pleno, both single and double. The double grows to a reasonable height, but the single grows too tall (120 cm) for its situation. Is it possible to… read more

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