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Ranunculus acris 'Flore Pleno' (d) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

double meadow buttercup

Family

Ranunculaceae


Ranunculus can be annuals, biennials, evergreen or herbaceous perennials, with rhizomes, tubers or spreading by runners. The leaves are variable but often palmately lobed or dissected and the flowers usually bowl-shaped

'Flore Pleno' is an erect perennial forming a clump of palmately-lobed leaves and open panicles of rosette-like, double bright yellow flowers in early summer

Other common names

  • bachelor's buttons
  • double upright crowfoot
  • gold buttons
  • king's knobs
  • soldier's buttons
  • yellow bachelor's buttons

Synonym(s)

  • Ranunculus acris 'Multiplex'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, fertile, moist or moist but well-drained soil in full or partial shade

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Clay, Loam or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by division in autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Cut Flowers


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to powdery mildews in dry conditions