Ranunculus alpestris
Ranunculus alpestris
Ranunculus alpestris
Ranunculus alpestris
Ranunculus alpestris
Ranunculus alpestris
Ranunculus alpestris
Ranunculus alpestris
Ranunculus alpestris

Ranunculus alpestris

Alpine Buttercup

Ranunculaceae

Height

10 cm

Flower colour

white

Flowering time

May

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, moist

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

mountains in Europe

Ranunculus is a large genus of around 600 species in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, with a global distribution. The latin name means little frog, which is a reference to their preferance to moist soil. Most flower in spring or early summer, usually yellow flowers, but a few flower white or greenish flowers. They prefer sunny positions.

Propagation:


Division in spring or fall.


Seed - sown in September - November

Seed has very short viability and should be stored refrigerated until it is sown.

Seed lightly covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) for 4 weeks and then moved outside until germination. The seed needs temperatures below -5°C (23°F), so refrigeration is not enough. 

Rock garden plant that needs a sunny position and well drained soil.

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