Also Known As: Persian Buttercup
Botanical Name: Ranunculus asiaticus
Pronunciation: rah-NUN-kew-lus ah-see-AH-ti-cus
Family Name: Ranunculaceae (buttercup)
Origin: Crete, SW Asia
Common Relatives: Monkshood, anemone, columbine, delphinium
Introduction: Ranunculus is more like a prince than the green four-legged amphibian its Latin name rana (little frog) might suggest. More than likely, it was so named because it is often found in wet regions. A native of the isle of Crete and Southwest Asia, ranunculus was first introduced to Europe with the tulip and the anemone during the reign of Elizabeth I (1558 to 1603). Blooms can range from 1 to 4 inches in width and come in white, yellow, orange, red and pink that will last up to 8 days.
Flower Color: white, yellow, orange, red, pink, rose
Decorative Life: 3-7 days
Special Care Tips: Remove bottom leaves if present, recut stems under water and place into a fresh flower food solution.
Ethylene Sensitivity: yes