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Ranunculus asiaticus (Persian Buttercup)

Persian Buttercup, Turban Buttercup, Persian Crowfoot (Ranunculus asiaticus)


Adored by florists and gardeners, Ranunculus asiaticus (Persian Buttercups) is a tuberous-rooted plant boasting brilliantly colored flowers adorned with multiple layers of delicate, crepe paper-thin petals. Native to the Eastern Mediterranean region in southwestern Asia and southwestern Europe (Crete, Karpathos and Rhodos) and northeastern Africa, Persian Buttercups produce masses of very long-lasting, single, double or frilled blossoms in a rainbow of gorgeous colors.

  • Borne atop sturdy stems above a lush foliage mound of finely-cut, fernlike leaves, they bloom for about 6 weeks in early-mid summer in cold climates (planted in spring), or in early-mid spring in mild climates (planted in fall).
  • Persian Buttercups grow up 10-24 in. tall (25-60 cm), depending on varieties. Popular hybrid strains are 'Aviv' (grows 12-16 in. / 25-30 cm tall), 'Tecolote' (14-16 in. / 35-40 cm tall, with 3-6" / 7-15 cm large flowers) and 'Tomer' (10-12 in. / 25-30 cm tall). Any one of them will look great any place in your garden.

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Adored by florists and gardeners, Ranunculus asiaticus (Persian Buttercups) produce masses of very long-lasting, single, double or frilled blossoms in a rainbow of gorgeous colors. Borne atop sturdy stems above a lush foliage mound of finely-cut, fernlike leaves, they bloom profusely for about 6 weeks - provided some basic rules are respected.
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Guide Information

Hardiness 8 - 11
Heat Zones 7 - 11
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Ranunculus - Persian Buttercups
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Cutting Garden

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 8 - 11
Heat Zones 7 - 11
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Ranunculus - Persian Buttercups
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Cutting Garden
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