Persian Buttercup Care
Ranunculus asiaticus, the Persian buttercup, is a species of buttercup (Ranunculus) native to the eastern Mediterranean region in southwestern Asia, southeastern Europe (Crete, Karpathos and Rhodes), and northeastern Africa.
It is a herbaceousperennial plant growing to 45 cm tall, with simple or branched stems. The basal leaves are three-lobed, with leaves higher on the stems more deeply divided; like the stems, they are downy or hairy. The flowers are 3–5 cm diameter, variably red to pink, yellow, or white, with one to several flowers on each stem.
Persian Buttercups are frost tender perennial tubers that are only hardy in zones 8-10, so they are most often grown as annuals. They provide a continuing display of beautiful 3'-5' Camellia-like flowers atop branched, 8'-18' stems, from late spring through mid summer. (12-16” tall x 16” wide) Known commonly as the Persian buttercup, Ranunculus ‘Tecolote Pink’ is a cultivar with multi-layered cupped blossoms in shades of deep, rosy pink. Silky blossoms unfurl in late spring to early summer, held above mounding, fern-like foliage on strong stems.
- Ranunculus, or Persian buttercups, make beautiful spring cut flowers Ranunculus are frilly members of the buttercup family and have become a huge hit with cut-flower growers, because their petal-packed flowers are perfect for a spring vase. They’re easy to grow and their raisin-like tubers flower roughly 90 days after planting.
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It is a protected species in some jurisdictions, including Israel.
Persian Buttercup Bulbs
Cultivation and uses
Double-flowered forms, which are likely hybrids, are a popular ornamental plant in gardens, and widely used in floristry. Numerous cultivars have been selected, including 'Bloomingdale', 'Picotee', 'Pot Dwarf', and 'Superbissima'. The plants can tolerate light frost, but are not hardy at temperatures below -10 °C.
'Tecolote' and 'Bloomingdale' are examples of the double-flowered plants (not shown here). The single-flowered species form is not commercially cultivated on any significant scale. By contrast, the similar-looking Anemone coronaria is widely available in single-flower 'De Caen' hybrid forms. However, as with Ranunculus asiaticus, the species form, which also has red single flowers, is not commercially cultivated.
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