25 Maroon Ranunculus Seeds
Maroon Persian Buttercup - Ranunculus Asiaticus
Growing from both seeds and tubers, Persian buttercup propagation is not complicated. If you desire to grow this frilly specimen in your landscape, read more to learn how to propagate Persian buttercup, Ranunculus, and which method is best for you.
Propagating Persian Buttercups
Another beautiful contribution from Persia to our blooming gardens, Persian buttercup plants (Ranunculus asiaticus) is easy to grow in the right conditions. Hardy in USDA zones 7-10, gardeners finds they are a beautiful addition to the late spring or early summer flower garden. Plantings in zone 7 benefits from winter mulch.
Starting Persian Buttercup Seeds
Start this beautiful bloom from seeds, if you prefer. Some sources believe fresh seeds are the ideal way to start these flowers. Seeds germinate best in daytime temps of 60 to 70 degrees F. (15-21 C.) and nighttime temps of 40 F. (4 C.). When these conditions are available, get the seeds started.
Moisten seed starting soil and place in a plug tray, biodegradable containers, or the seed-starting container of your choice. Locate seeds on top of the soil and place it in an area away from direct sun and drafts. Keep the soil evenly moist. When propagating Persian buttercup seeds, germination usually takes place within 10-15 days.
Seedlings with four or more true leaves are ready for transplant to other containers, allowing for additional growth before moving them to the garden bed. Plant them outside when the danger of frost has passed. Producing peony-like flowers that bloom in spring, ranunculus dies off when summer temperatures move consistently into the 90-degree F. (32 C.) range.
USDA Zones: 5 - 10
Height: 8 - 10 inches
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Dark Yellow
Environment: Partial shade
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH of 5.5 - 6.5
Temperature: 50 - 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 10 inches
Quantity: 100 Seeds