Ranunculus asiaticus Mix
Ranunculus – A kaleidoscope of colour. These bulbs produce vibrantly coloured flowers, from the marsh marigold family and bright, tightly clustered petals in strong almost luminous colours. They will grow equally well in full sun or partial shade and make ideal cut flowers.
Details Ranunculus asiaticus Mix
- Blooms: June – July
- Flower colour: mix
- Full grown: 7 months
- Full grown height: 25 – 50 cm
- Full grown width: 1 – 10 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 5 cm
- Plant spacing: 5 cm
- Hardiness: -10 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Ranunculus Asiaticus Mix
Soak the Ranunculus Asiaticus Mix tubers overnight in warm water. The Ranunculus Asiaticus Mix tubers should be planted 2 inches deep with the little “”fingers”” pointed downward and 2 “” apart in slightly acid well drained soil in a sunny sheltered spot in the garden.
Be careful not to break the little fingers as they are rather brittle. They grow best when the soil around the crown is dry but the roots are kept moist. Always water well after planting to stimulate growth.
Remove the faded flower heads as they appear as this helps to promote new growth. At the end of the summer the leaves will turn yellow and die back as Ranunculus Asiaticus Mix slips into dormancy. Foliage may be removed at this point.
Your Ranunculus Asiaticus Mix will rest for a few months before beginning the next growing cycle. Please note to survive harsh winters apply a mulch (straw or newspaper) over them to avoid any frost damage.
Remove when all danger of frost has passed. For planting in pots indoors: Plant 3 corms 1″” deep in a 6″” pot and give a little water to dampen the soil. Don’t water the tubers again until you see shoots emerging unless it dries out completely, apply fertilizer when the Ranunculus Asiaticus Mix begins to bloom.
Place the pot in a full sun position. Ranunculus are happiest with about six to eight weeks of cool sprouting temperatures. They will also die back just the same as if you had planted them outdoors. Ranunculus Asiaticus Mix will take a rest for several months, during which time you must not water it.
Dig them up and store them in a cool, dark, dry location to replant next spring.