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|Botanical Name:||Ranunculus asiaticus|
|Planting Time:||spring or fall|
|Height:||12" to 18"|
|Exposure:||full sun to part shade|
|Soil:||average to rich, well-drained soil with a neutral pH|
|Hardiness:||best in zones 8-11|
|Bloom Time:||late spring|
|Flower:||bright variety of colors including white, pink, red, yellow and fuchsia|
|Propagation:||bulbs (tuberous roots)|
|Suggested Use:||beds, borders and cut flowers|
|Growing Hints:|| Claw-shaped ranunculus tubers come in different grades (sizes). The largest and most popular are called jumbos. |
They are 2 1/2 to 3 1/8 centimeters in circumference and will produce up to 35 flowers per bulb. Spring-planted ranunculus will bloom in June or July. Plant bulbs with the "claw" facing down 1 to 2 inches deep and space each tuber 8 to 12 inches apart. Unless ideal soil conditions can be met, tubers should be dug up and stored until the next season.
|Interesting Facts:||Ranunculus is said to contain medicinal properties to treat blisters, bronchitis, skin conditions and rheumatism.|