Mýrastigi

Ranunculus platanifolius

Large White Buttercup

Ranunculaceae

Height

60 - 80 cm

Flower colour

white

Flowering time

May - July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - part shade

Soil

well drained, humus rich, 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. 

​Hardy and easy to grow. Doesn't need support.

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