currently out of season
Ranunculi are excellent spring flowering bulbs that produce masses of bright colourful full blooms, they look great mass planted in the ground or used as a bright feature in a pot. Rununculi grow to a height of 40-60cm.
POSITION: Full sun, with protection from strong winds.
SOIL: Ideally grown in soil that has been enriched by digging in blood and bone and animal manure or compost one month earlier, providing a fertile free draining soil that still has good moisture retention.
PLANTING: Plant bulbs (corms) in March - May at a depth of 5cm, fingers pointing downward.
WATER: Water in well and keep soil moist but not wet.
FERTILISING: Along with good soil preparation, Ranunculi like a liquid fertiliser applied fortnightly.
PEST AND DISEASE: Slugs and snails love Ranunculi so don’t forget to put out appropriate controls. Mildew can be a problem in warm humid weather if needed an appropriate fungicide will help.
LONGEVITY: Ranunculi can be left in the soil for up to two years but are best treated as an annual or Bi-annual as the bulbs (corms) start to deteriorate after this time.