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Persian Buttercup, Persian Ranunculus
Scientific Name: Ranunculus asiaticus L.
Synonym:
Family: Ranunculaceae
Persian Buttercup, Persian Ranunculus (Ranunculus  asiaticus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Greece, Turkey and Iran

Growth Habits: Perennial, 12 to 18 inches tall (30 to 45 cm)

Watering Needs: Water during growth

Propagation: Seeds, tuber division


Persian Buttercup, Persian Ranunculus (Ranunculus  asiaticus)

Cultural Practices:
Plant the tubers from November to February (after February in colder areas). Soak the tubers for 24 hours before planting them, and plant them 6 inches (25 cm) apart. Do not water until sprouts emerge. Dead head the spent flowers to prevent too much energy going to grow seeds, and lift the tubers when the plants starts turning brown (around June). Keep the tuber dry, until the following fall.

Blooming Habits:
Ranunculus flowers are semi double to double with petals looking like crepe paper. The flower color varies from orange to yellow to red to white, many are variegated. They are great cut flowers.

Fruiting Habits:


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