How to Plant Persian Buttercups

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These perennial plants grow to heights of 12-18 inches and bloom in colorful shades of pinks, reds, oranges, yellows and white. The flowers have a delicate crepe paper look and bloom from spring through summer, adding a burst of color to any landscape whether in a garden or containers. Persian buttercups are easy to plant and maintain.

Things You'll Need

  • Perisan buttercup tubers Mildly acidic to neutral soil Water-soluble quick-release fertilizer Manure or compost
  • Plant in early spring when ground is workable after the last frost. Choose a location that gets full sun for six hours or more during the day.

  • Dig holes that are 2 inches deep and about 6-8 inches apart. Mix in the potting soil.

  • Place the tuber root claws down into the hole. Cover with the soil, mounding slightly.

  • Water well to moisten the soil. Keep watered daily while plants are being established. Once the plants are growing, let the soil dry out in between watering.

Tips & Warnings

  • A week to 10 days before planting, manure or compost can be worked into the soil.

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References

  • Photo Credit http://fireflyforest.net/firefly/2006/02/12/persian-buttercup-ranunculus/
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