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Ranunculus 'Purple Heart' (Ranunculus 'Purple Heart')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.25m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ranunculus 'Purple Heart'

Other names

Ranunculus 'Purple Heart'

Genus

Ranunculus Ranunculus

Variety or Cultivar

'Purple Heart' _ 'Purple Heart' is a tuberous, herbaceous perennial with deeply-divided, grey-green leaves and upright stems bearing double rosette-like, deep maroon flowers in spring and summer.


Ranunculus 'Purple Heart' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Maroon in Spring; Maroon 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

Propagation methods

Division, Stem tubers


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Where to grow

Ranunculus 'Purple Heart' (Ranunculus 'Purple Heart') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.45m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich, moist or moist but well-drained soil in full or part shade. Deadhead regularly.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, 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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Ranunculus 'Purple Heart'

Other names

Ranunculus 'Purple Heart'

Genus

Ranunculus Ranunculus

Variety or Cultivar

'Purple Heart' _ 'Purple Heart' is a tuberous, herbaceous perennial with deeply-divided, grey-green leaves and upright stems bearing double rosette-like, deep maroon flowers in spring and summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Maroon in Spring; Maroon 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

Propagation methods

Division, Stem tubers


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ranunculus 'Purple Heart' (Ranunculus 'Purple Heart') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.45m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich, moist or moist but well-drained soil in full or part shade. Deadhead regularly.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, 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 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Ranunculus 'Purple Heart' (Ranunculus 'Purple Heart')

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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