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With their wide range of colours, heights and forms, Ranunculus (Ranunculus asiaticus) are a very popular spring flowering bulb. They are fantastic to grow in mass plantings in a sunny garden bed or in pots scattered around the garden or on balconies. Perfect for the cut flower garden!


How to grow ranunculus in your garden

  1. Choose a well drained spot in the garden that receives full sun.
  2. Enrich the soil with some Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser before planting.
  3. Place corms directly where the plants are to grow at a depth of 3 cm and a minimum of 15 cm apart.
  4. Cover with soil.
  5. Keep the soil moist.
  6. When the plants reach bud form, feed every 1 – 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food, which is rich in potassium to help promote healthy plants.

     
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How to grow ranunculus in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that has adequate drainage holes and place it in a position that gets full sun.
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Place corms directly where the plants are to grow at a depth of 3cm and a minimum of 15 cm apart.
  4. Cover with soil.
  5. Keep the soil moist.
  6. When the plants reach bud form, feed every 1 – 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food, which is rich in potassium to help promote healthy plants.

Growing tips

  • Great for mass plantings in beds, under trees that provide part shaded conditions or on grassy banks.
  • Rananculus grow best as annual plantings and can be unreliable if left in the soil or for the following years.
  • Corms can be sown and started to grow in shallow seed trays for transplanting later.
  • Make sure that you sow the corm with the claws facing downwards. The plant will still grow if placed upside down, but growth is deformed and slower.

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