Ranunculus

The primary trait of ranunculus (Ranunculus asiaticus) are their brilliantly colored blooms.  Their thin, crepe-like petals are infinitely layered, giving it a gorgeous, complex appearance, and it comes in colors of orange, pink, red, yellow, white, and bicolor.  Common names include buttercup, Persian buttercup, and Rose of the Spring.  Their stems naturally curve and bend.

ORIGIN: Ranunculus is native to the regions of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, hence its common name, Persian Buttercup.  Ranunculus comes from the Latin, rana, meaning "little frog."  This refers to many of ranunculus species being found near the water.

AVAILABILITY: Year-round

CARE & HANDLING: Upon arrival, diagonally cut stems and place into a clean container with fresh, tepid water and fresh flower food solution. Keep in cool location out of direct sunlight and drafts. Replenish water as needed and recut stem ends periodically.