The joys of cultivating Ranunculus go beyond their reliable performance and attractive blooms – this cut-flower boasts an unbelievably long vase life! Producing multiple blooms per plant, your garden or landscape will have an abundance of colour throughout the summer. Create a monochromatic display or blend various hues with these easy-to-grow flowers.
Before planting your Ranunculus bulbs, soak them in a container filled with water for one hour. This provides cooling moisture for the bulb, stimulating growth. The warmth of spring soil pressed against the bulb evaporates the moisture as buds emerge, preventing any rotting issues. With the appropriate preparation, the bulbs offer stems growing from 45 - 60 centimetres tall with luscious flowers facing the sun.
The bulbs initially need moisture for spring and summer growth, so it is crucial to find a location with full sunlight and well-draining soil. Planting bulbs in a shady spot will not provide the necessary warmth and photosynthesizing energy.
Avoid overwatering the bulbs once planted, as soggy or wet conditions will lead to failed growth and potential rotting issues. After the first watering session, keep an eye out for dry areas. If the area does become dry, give the soil a moderate watering to keep moisture supplied to the bulbs.
How to Plant:
- Plant your Ranunculus bulbs in the spring upon their arrival.
- Soak your bulbs in water for around 1 hour before planting – this provides cooling moisture for the bulb, stimulating growth.
- Find a sunny spot with well-draining soil.
- Dig holes 2.5 - 5 centimetres deep and space your bulbs 5-10 centimetres apart from each other.
- Place the bulbs with the claws facing downwards.
- Give a good watering to settle, but do not overwater.
By following these guidelines, you can successfully cultivate and enjoy Ranunculus in your garden.