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PurpleRosePurpleRose Posts: 538

I have been to purchase a big bag of compost today. Whilst there, I had a look around the plants. I found a lovely plant on the nearly dead shelf called a Ranunculus. 

I have tried googling this plant and cannot get any definite answers. Is it perennial? Each web page I have clicked on seem to say something different.

Many thanks 😁


  • ElothirElothir Posts: 94
    Assuming it's a bulbous plant I would assume it is most likely Persian Buttercup which is often just called Ranunculus even though that refers to all Buttercups:

  • I got mine in a similar fashion. It is a perennial but when it dies back it 'disappears' under the soil until spring. I had to remember where i planted it so i didn't disturb it. Luckily I planted it close to a shrub as it doesn't mind the shade, so it was protected. Some info i read says to lift the plant in the winter but mine has been going for a few years now without being disturbed and has tripled in size. Good luck with yours. :)
  • PurpleRosePurpleRose Posts: 538
    edited March 2020
    Thanks for your comments. It really caught my eye. It is very much a buttercup yellow and it does look very much like the pictures in the link @Elothir

    I love having a root around the nearly dead shelves to see what I can rescue @Mikki1882  I will bear in mind what you have said about it when planting it. 
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    I bought four from B&Q last week:

    (Ignore the axe)

    I also haven’t found much online - they flower in spring, and that’s about it! 😀
  • BraidmanBraidman Posts: 269
    Loads of videos on u tube, this one is in three parts


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