Ranunculus asiaticus

("Persian buttercup")

Ranunculus asiaticus

The double (peony) flowering blooms are extremely vibrant in colour and very showy. Ranunculus are very long-lasting cutflowers and make wonderful bouquets.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Early-Mid Summer

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?

In mild climates: Fall - In cold climates: Spring

What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun

What Color Will the Flower Be?

Either red, white, pink, orange, yellow or (as it is very often sold) a mixture of all five

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

3 in / 8 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

3 in / 8 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

10-18 in / 25-45 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In borders, flower beds and very suitable as cutflowers.

Other Popular Varieties

The colors mentioned above are available in the following strains; 'Aviv' (grows 12-16" / 25-30 cm tall), 'Tecolote' (14-16" / 35-40 cm tall, with 3-6" / 7-15 cm large flowers) and 'Tomer' (10-12" / 25-30 cm tall).

About the Family

Ranunculus Family

Native to the Eastern Mediterranean region in southwestern Asia and southwestern Europe (Crete, Karpathos and Rhodos) and northeastern Africa.

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