It is possible that you have rarely heard this Latin name for a flower, but under its hard-to-remember name hides the most ordinary garden buttercup.
Domestic gardeners have already appreciated this unusual plant, the buds of which are very similar to the inflorescences of a rose or peony.
The range of colors of ranunculi is very extensive. There are white, red, pink, lilac, yellow, orange, crimson flowers, and there are also varieties with painted petals in two or even three colors. Such a wealth of colors allows this plant to be used to decorate flower beds and borders in almost any style of landscape design.
Group plantings of these plants can revive alpine slides and rockeries, and by combining them with other flowers and shrubs, you can create interesting compositions. Alpine buttercups get along well on rocky soil.
Any summer resident can grow decorative garden ranunculus on his site. The plant is demanding to care for, but if you follow the planting rules, then it will delight you with its long flowering.
It should also not be forgotten that buttercups are poisonous plants, to be more precise, their juice is dangerous, so you need to be careful in their use. Be sure to wash your hands with soap and water after work.
Garden buttercups look great in large flowerpots and flower pots.
And a little about the varieties of decorative ranunculus. There are 4 groups of garden buttercup:
Persian ranunculus is the oldest species of garden buttercup, which is distinguished by its tall varieties. Large flowers, reaching 50-60 cm in height, bloom in early spring and have double or semi-double inflorescences.
The Asian group is the most extensive, including low-growing plants that bloom throughout the summer. Most often, it is Asian ranunculus that are used in landscape design.
In turbid African buttercups, the petals curl inward, like in peonies.
French ranunculus, bred at the beginning of the 19th century, are distinguished by a spherical shape of an inflorescence, a large number of double petals with dark spots. The color palette is quite wide.
Growing ornamental garden buttercups is not easy, but they certainly deserve attention and care. Amazing flowers delight everyone who has seen them. Thanks to this plant, the garden will be filled with bright colors, pleasant aroma and tenderness.
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If you are just starting to equip your garden, it's time to choose flowers for natural decor. If you are an experienced gardener, you will still get a lot of useful information from the article. To grow ranunculus, you need to carefully monitor four stages:
There are two ways to start breeding Asiatic buttercup. Either you buy ready-made tubers and plant them in the soil, or you are trying to grow a plant from a flower. Since, in fact, this option is much better in several ways, for many reasons. Ready-made ranunculus tubers appear on the market in early spring. Hold until mid-summer, after they disappear from sale. It is not worth buying them in the early days.
Since the soil will be suitable a little later, closer to summer days, you will need to store the buttercup in a special place after the purchase. You don't have rooms where there are temperatures of -16-17 degrees around the clock. Without it, the plant will die on the third day, and you will give your money in vain. So if you decide to start growing from ready-made tubers, first you need to process the soil. In warm weather, you need to dig small holes and fill them with water. Such baths should stand for a couple of days, after which you pump out the water. Plant the flower immediately afterwards, and cover its roots.
The plant looks great in compositions on large areas, flower beds and when decorating elegant garden structures. Ranunculus is a popular type for wedding floristry. Each variety is interesting in its own way.
When choosing a suitable variety for decorating a garden, you need to take into account the presence of "neighbors" nearby. Asiatic buttercup looks great against the background of green grass, plays the "first fiddle" in decorating the site, does not require the presence of a number of other companion plants.
More useful information about planting and care, as well as the basic rules for growing Ranunculus in an open field area, can be found after watching the video: