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Ranunculus asiaticus (Persian buttercup)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ranunculus asiaticus

Other names

Persian buttercup, Turban buttercup, Persian crowfoot

Genus

Ranunculus 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

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Contact with sap may irritate skin.

Flower

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

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs , Snails Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs , Snails

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name

Ranunculus asiaticus

Other names

Persian buttercup, Turban buttercup, Persian crowfoot

Genus

Ranunculus 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Contact with sap may irritate skin.


Colour

Flower

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

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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