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Ranunculus Buttercup can be grown in USDA zones 4-10.These delicate, bright flowers not only bloom a brilliant yellow. Their eye-catching color is sure to liven up any landscape. In dry and mild weather, the three to five-inch blooms can last 6 weeks

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Buttercup Plants

Ranunculus acris, more commonly known as a buttercup flower, meadow buttercup, and giant buttercup, is a plant that produces beautiful yellow flowers. The flowers consist of five overlapping petals that come together to create the familiar buttercup shape. Despite the plant's beauty, it is treated as a weed to most people in America. It is not native to much of the world, but through the introduction, it is now available all across the world. It is believed to occur naturally in Alaska and Greenland. The buttercup flower has uses outside of outdoor decoration. Native Americans used the plant to relieve a headache and certain breeds of the plant were used to treat boils in the form of a poultice. The plant is grown from roots or tubers; it is not typically successful when the seed is directly placed in the ground. It is advised to plant the tubers in the Fall in order to have blossoming flowers come spring. The plant grows best in well-drained soil and in direct, un-shaded sunlight. After the plant has blossomed, they are very low maintenance. If you wish to save the tubers for the next year, remove the tubers and dry them out. Simply plant the tubers the same way you originally did for a new crop of plants. Petals are often high lustrous and mainly the yellow buttercups come up in the spring, and you will sometimes see them in the summer time. Children like to take this flower and put it under their chin and if a yellow reflection shows that means you love butter. Climate Zone: 3 to 9 Mature Height: 3 feet Sunlight: full to partial sun Blooming: spring Soil Conditions: moist to wet soils
Buttercup Ships As: Bareroot Plant