Ranunculus Butterfly Europe Corms
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- SHIPPINGBeginning in fall
- ZONEAnnual in zones 3-6, tender perennial in zones 7-10
- INCLUDES5 corms in a cloth bag, with a wooden plant marker.
- Common NameButtercup
5 Corms: Europe Butterfly Ranunculus are a light pinkish-purple color, with a dark purple center.
Ranunculus grow from corms, which are like little bulbs. Figuring out when to plant is a little tricky but don't worry, we'll talk you through it! Once you get them in the ground they really are not hard to grow.
- HEIGHT 10-16"
- LIGHT Full sun or part shade
- DEER Deer resistant
- KIDS+PETS Non-toxic
- CLIMATE Likes mild temperatures
- WATER Water regularly once sprouted
- INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside
How to Plant
Soak your corms in room-temperature or cool water for 3-6 hours before planting. Allow a little trickle of water to run into the bowl as they rehydrate, or refresh the water every hour in order to increase the oxygen in the water (bad bacteria and mold spores like warm, oxygen deprived water). Plant immediately after soaking, 5" apart, 1-2" deep, with the little "claws" pointing down.
Where to Plant
Ranunculus like rich, well-draining soil. Supplement your dirt with compost or fertilizer when planting in the ground, or use fresh, quality potting soil for containers.
When to Plant
In warm zones (generally zones 7-10, 7 being the cusp), plant in the late fall for early spring blooms. If you live in a cold zone, with significant stretches of cold in the winter, (generally zones 6-2), plant in the late winter/very early spring instead, after your last hard frost. Corms can handle a brief, light frost, but will not survive if they are in temperatures below 30 degrees.
When to Expect Blooms
Fall planted corms bloom for about 6-7 weeks in the early spring, and spring-planted corms will blossom for about 4-6 weeks beginning in mid-spring. Blooms arrive generally 90 days after planting.
Water regularly once the foliage emerges, and pick the flowers regularly to encourage more blooms. (Bring the flowers in! Make bouquets! Have fun!) And ask us any questions along the way.
Check out our Ranunculus Plant Care page for information about pre-spouting your corms before planting them.