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Ranunculus is a member of the Ranunculus family. Its botanical name is Ranunculus.

Perennial flowering in late spring to early summer. Hardy in zones 7+.
Tubers may be dug and stored in cool regions.

The mature flowers have an approximate petal count of 5. Ranunculus grows as a perennial and is a flower / herb. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Keep in mind when planning your garden that Ranunculus is known for growing to a spreading habit. This plant tends to bloom in late spring. Try planting Ranunculus if you'd like to attract butterflies to your garden. Popular varieties of Ranunculus include: Bloomingdale mix, Tecolote, Double flowering, Dark celebration blend and Sunset mix.

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How to grow Ranunculus

  • Full Sun

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  • Partial Sun

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A full sun / partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water often. Zone 4 to 7 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Ranunculus is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so it will require protection in frosts and low temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Ranunculus to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Ranunculus from seed

Transplanting Ranunculus

Ranunculus is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Common Ranunculus problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Ranunculus plants:

Other names for Ranunculus

Misspellings: Ranunculars

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