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Ranunculus Butterfly 'Ariadne'

This new Butterfly breeding of ranunculus has improved strength, productivity, health and vigour.
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3 claws

10 claws (261510-10)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Tender Perennial
Position
Container Garden, Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - July
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
asiaticus (Butterfly™ Series)
Common name
Persian Buttercup
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Plant the small, unusual tubers known as claws 5cm (2in) deep and 10cm (4in) apart, 'eyes' up and claws facing down. Grow in a sheltered position and protect from strong and cold winds.

Description

Ranuculus are famously tricky to grow, blighted by mildew from early in the year, but this new Butterfly breeding gives strength, productivity, health and vigour. We loved these almost miniature magnolias growing in the garden and picked them all through May.

Care Tips

Plant them straight away into a larger pot to grow-on in a glasshouse until the danger of frost has passed. They can be planted directly into the ground in warmer areas of the country, but we would advise using a cloche for overnight protection.