Persian buttercups (Ranunculus asiaticus) are beloved for their brilliantly coloured and ruffled petals, tall stems, and long vase life. Their colour range—from bright pink, red, and purple to cream, pale yellow, and orange—makes them a favourite at florist shops and in wedding bouquets. Plus, the bulbs are easy to find at nurseries and in catalogs, and they can be planted in the fall or spring, depending on the climate. The plants grow fairly quickly and should provide blooms in the late spring to early summer.
Botanical Name Ranunculus asiaticus
Common Name Garden ranunculus, Persian buttercup
Plant Type Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size 1 to 2 feet tall and wide
Sun Exposure Full sun
Soil Type Sandy or loamy, medium moisture, well-draining