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Ranunculus, Pastel Mix

Ranunculus, Pastel Mix produce lovely, double blooms that look a lot like roses in shape. For this reason, they are great as cut flowers for formal displays or lively table decorations. There is a soft range of pastel colors in this mix including shades of pink, rose, white, soft yellow, cream, and even some bicolors. Ranunculus, originating from the Middle East, is also known as 'Persian Buttercups' and are wonderful for garden display. This popular cut flower is one of the most colorful of all spring flowering bulbs. The Ranunculus can be massed in blocks of single colors or mixed with perennials in colorful borders. In warm climates, they can be left in the ground and they can bloom for several years.

Planting ranunculus bulbs is a task that does not require much gardening skill and, because the blooms can be cut, it is a great way to showcase fresh flowers throughout the home or office. They are great for borders, beds and container plants. They begin to bloom in late spring through early summer and go for weeks; so can be very useful to fill the gap between seasons. Keep them well-watered and grow in a sunny, well-drained location. This is a spring planted corm.

Plant Details +

Height 12-16"
Spacing 4-5"
Hardiness Zones 4-7 plant in spring, Zones 8-11 plant in fall
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Flower Mixed pastel colors
Bloomtime Late spring - early summer

General Information +

General Characteristics: Corm

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Plant in the spring, after the ground, warms to about 50º F. 1. Dig a hole 1-2" deep. 2. Set the corm firmly in place. 3. Cover the corms with soil and water thoroughly. Before planting, soak the corms in tepid water for about 12 hours, to promote early sprouting. Grow in informal groupings of 5 or more corms. Plant corm in well-drained soil with plenty of humus. They will grow in any type of well-drained soil, but do even better in sandy soil and in a warm spot. Protect from frost; in extremely cold areas they should be dug up in late autumn and stored in dry sand or peat moss in a cool place.