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.
It is a protected species in some jurisdictions, including Israel.
Asiaticus or Persian buttercups are the most common Ranunculus species for gardening, this section mainly focuses on this plant’s characteristics. Persian buttercups typically grow about 1 to 2 ft in height and spread up to 2 ft upon full maturity. Ranunculus flowers sure add beauty and vibrancy in any garden. Plant database entry for Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) with 50 images and 20 data details. Description Ranunculus is a genus of perennial or annual herbs in the Ranunculaceae family. The leaves are usually alternate and palmately lobed or divided. While the thimble-like, April-blooming, often shiny flowers are most commonly yellow, cultivars have been bred bearing many other colors such as orange, pink, red, and white. Ranunculus asiaticus 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. Persian Buttercup Ranunculuses are exquisite spring blooms. Despite being difficult to pronounce, these flowers are truly some of the most magnificent flowers. And lucky for you, we've curated the best of the best and combined them into our Persian Buttercup Ranunculus Mix. This bright, cheerful mix is more than just delightful, it's breathtaking.
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.
- ^'Ranunculus asiaticus'. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 16 January 2018.
- ^ abHuxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN0-333-47494-5.
Ranunculus Persian Buttercup
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Ranunculus is a genus of perennial or annual herbs in the Ranunculaceae family. The leaves are usually alternate and palmately lobed or divided. While the thimble-like, April-blooming, often shiny flowers are most commonly yellow, cultivars have been bred bearing many other colors such as orange, pink, red, and white. The flowers give way to a head of small, dry achenes; because of this, some species can be a bit weedy in disturbed areas. However, they are great pollinator plants and serve as food for hummingbirds. Consider using them for beds, borders, rock gardens, and fresh cut flowers.
Ranunculus Or Persian Buttercup
These plants do best in full to PM sun. When planting, cover the tuberous roots 3 in. (7.5 cm) in soil and space 3-6 in. (8-15 cm) apart. Soak the tubers for 1 hour before planting or water well once planted. The foliage tends to die down in the summer.