Ranunculus Seeds - Persian Buttercup Mix Flower Seed

Ranunculus Seeds - Mache

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Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 5 - 10

Height: 12 - 16 inches

Bloom Season: Spring

Bloom Color: Mix

Environment: Partial shade

Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH of 5.6 - 6.5

Planting Directions

Temperature: 50 - 60F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

Care & Maintenance: Ranunculus

Ranunculus (Ranunculus Asiaticus Mache Mix) - These small annuals give quite the colorful show in early spring. Grown from Ranunculus seeds, these small flowers are perfect for containers. Their common name is Persian Buttercup, and this mix features blooms of bright orange, scarlet and yellow with dark green refined foliage. Ranunculus form mounded plants, reaching 12 - 16 inches in height and 10 - 12 inches in width. The Persian Buttercup flower is formed of papery petals layered one on top of another, and they are 2 - 3 inches across. Absolutely gorgeous! They are perfect for cut flowers and have a long vase life.

How To Grow Ranunculus From Seeds: Sow Ranunculus flower seeds in late fall or winter. Ranunculus flower about 5 months after being sown from flower seed. The key to growing Ranunculus from flower seed is growing them in cool temperatures. Ranunculus seed needs to germinate between 50 - 60F and then grow on at 60F days and 40F nights. Use sterile potting soil and trays. Sow Persian Buttercup seeds on the surface of the soil and gently press the flower seeds in. Keep the trays out of direct sunlight and always moist. Transplant Ranunculus seedlings into larger pots when 4 - 5 true leaves appear. Ranunculus does better as a container plant. It will thrive in the cool of spring but will be done when the temperatures begin to warm up. Ranunculus Care: Whether grown in the ground or in containers, Ranunculus plants benefit from mulch which helps keep the roots cool. After blooming, when leaves begin to yellow, cut the plant down low to the soil.