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Growing Guide: How to Grow Ranunculus

Growing Guide: How to Grow Ranunculus

The joys of growing Ranunculus don't only consist of their reliable performance and attractive blooms, this cut-flower has an unbelievably long vase life too! Producing multiple blooms per plant, your garden or landscape will have an abundance of color throughout the summer. Create monochromatic or a blend of color for your display with these easy to grow flowers.


Before planting your Ranunculus bulbs, place them in a container filled with water for 1-2 hours. This provides cooling moisture for the bulb as it is stimulated into growth. The warm, spring soil pressed against the bulb evaporates the moisture as the buds emerge. This allows the plant to avoid any issues of rotting. With the appropriate preparation, the bulbs offer stems growing from 18-24" inches tall with luscious flowers facing the sun.


The bulbs initially need moisture to activate spring and summer growth so it is important to find a location with full sunlight and well-draining soil. If you plant your bulbs in a shady spot, it will not provide the necessary warmth and photosynthesizing energy.


Make sure you do not overwater the bulbs one they have been planted. Soggy/wet conditions will lead to failed growth and potential rotting issues. After the first watering session, keep an eye out for dry areas. If the area does become dry, give the soil a water to keep moisture supplied to the bulbs.

How to Plant

  • Plant your Ranunculus bulbs in the spring as soon as they arrive.
  • Soak your bulbs in water for around 1-2 hours before planting - this provides cooling moisture for the bulb as it is stimulated into growth.
  • Find a sunny spot with well-draining soil.
  • Dig holes 1-2 inches deep and space your bulbs 2-4 inches apart from each other.
  • Place the bulbs with the claws facing downwards.
  • Give a good watering to settle but do not overwater.

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