Ranunculus asiaticus Tecolote Sunset Persian Buttercup Bulbs Tubers Deer & Pest Resistant Garden Plants VERY UNIQUE Rose of Spring Flowers
Ranunculus asiaticus Tecolote Sunset Persian Buttercup Bulbs Tubers Deer & Pest Resistant Garden Plants VERY UNIQUE Rose of Spring Flowers

Ranunculus asiaticus Tecolote Sunset Persian Buttercup Bulbs Tubers Deer & Pest Resistant Garden Plants VERY UNIQUE Rose of Spring Flowers

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Merlot's flowers are rich, raspberry-red with frosty white highlights! Often referred to as the rose of the spring, ranunculus are one of the most popular cut flowers that we grow. These tender corms need protection from cold temperatures, but if carefully tended, they will produce an abundance of lush, textural blooms throughout the latter half of spring.

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Common Name: Persian buttercup

Type: Bulb

Family: Ranunculaceae

Native Range: Northern Africa, southwestern Asia, southern Europe

Zone: 8 to 10

Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet

Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet

Bloom Time: May to June

Bloom Description: Orange

Sun: Full sun

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Medium

Suggested Use: Annual

Flower: Showy

Culture

Grow in medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Needs excellent drainage. Performs poorly in unamended heavy clays. Where not winter hardy (north of USDA Zone 8), plant tubers 2” deep and 6-8” apart, with root claws down, in spring several weeks before the last frost date. Performs best in cool spring weather. Tubers may be best started indoors for transplanting outside in mid to late April so that most flowering will occur before the onset of extended 90 degree + temperatures. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional bloom. Plants go dormant by summer. After bloom and foliage yellows, dig tubers, cut off tops, dry and store covered in a dry medium in a cool location until the following spring or treat as an annual.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Ranunculus asiaticus, commonly called Persian buttercup, is a tuberous-rooted plant that blooms in late spring to early summer in the St. Louis area. It features cup-shaped, poppy-like flowers (to 2” diameter) in red, pink, purple, yellow and white with distinctive purple-black anthers on stems typically growing 12-24” tall. Finely-cut, parsley-like leaves form a foliage mound to 12” tall. Hybrids such as the popular Tecolote strain produce fully double, peony-like flowers (to 4” diameter) in a broader range of colors which also includes pastels and bicolored blooms.

Genus name comes from the Latin word rana meaning frog because many species grow in damp places.

Specific epithet means Asian.

'Tecolote Sunset' - Bring the beauty of a gorgeous sunset to your garden with these gorgeous blooms. Daylight catches the orange silky petal edges and illuminates them to create a subtle variegated look. Delicate shading produces dimension and the overall effect warrants a double-take. One of our favorite orange ranunculus flowers. A tuberous-rooted plant boasting large, rose-like, flowers, 3-6 inches across, adorned by multiple layers of delicate, silky petals and darker centers. Prolific, each plant produces masses of very long lasting (up to 6 weeks!), double blossoms atop sturdy stems. Rising above a lush foliage mound of finely-cut leaves, they bloom early-mid summer in cold climates (planted in the spring), or early-mid spring in mild climates (planted in the fall). Whether treated as perennials or annuals, they add brilliance to the garden and make magnificent bouquets with a vase live of 7 days.

Garden Uses

Beds, borders, containers.
Ranunculus asiaticus Tecolote Sunset Persian Buttercup Bulbs Tubers Deer & Pest Resistant Garden Plants VERY UNIQUE Rose of Spring Flowers
Ranunculus asiaticus Tecolote Sunset Persian Buttercup Bulbs Tubers Deer & Pest Resistant Garden Plants VERY UNIQUE Rose of Spring Flowers
Ranunculus asiaticus Tecolote Sunset Persian Buttercup Bulbs Tubers Deer & Pest Resistant Garden Plants VERY UNIQUE Rose of Spring Flowers