What Do You Know About Ranunculus?

Ranunculus 101

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Ranunculus is small flower, it’s cup-shaped and looks like camellias and peonies in texture and shape. These flowers have a number of multilayer’s of petals that appear like tissue. All stems have several blooms on top of a fine, ferny foliage. They come in both single and doubling flowering types.

Buy or cut ranunculus only when the blossom is open however the petals are still curved inward and are cupping the middle portion of the flower. The blossom must feel firm to the touch and it should not shed when u hold it.

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Older ranunculus’s petals are rather separated from the core. The tissue like petals seems more translucent, with fading color. The flower is very soft and may perhaps shed when handled. Ranunculuses have a thin and hollow stem which breaks easily, that makes them intricate to arrange. One solution is to insert a wire in the stem to provide support to the flower.  Ranunculus also sags since they have hefty heads on top of the stems. A wire also straightens the flower for more convenient usage in arrangements. Two-tone or multicolored Ranunculus is known as Picotee Ranunculus.

Few facts about Ranunculus:

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Name: Ranunculus, Persian or French Buttercup.

Variety: Asiaticus Ranunculus hybrids in both single and double forms. The best selection for cut flowers is tecolate strain as it produces optimum and large flowers.

Freshness: Best to buy or cut them when the petals are cupping the middle portion of the flower and are still folded inwards.

Scent: Soft scent

Costs: In spring they are moderately priced. In winter they are moderately expensive.

Vase Life: Seven to ten days longer.

Availability: Their predominant season is spring, but they are available from winter through spring.

Meaning: You are glowing!

Arranging Tip: Ranunculus stems are fragile, making them hard to arrange

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Growing Tip: Soak Ranunculus tubers for as minimum 4 hours before planting to make it easier for tubers to root. They bear a resemblance to claws and are occasionally called crow’s feet. Plant them toes down. Ranunculus grows in warm days with abundant light and cold nights. They can be grown as a container flower and also as garden flowers.

Other: Be careful about the water level as Ranunculus’s are heavy drinkers.

Ranunculus varieties available with us:

Available Year Round Available October through April

White

Yellow

Pink

Salmon Peach

Purple

Burgundy

Red

Orange

Hot Pink

Assorted

White

Yellow

Pink

Orange

Red

Hot Pink

Assorted

 


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