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yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 782

I found a packet of Ranunculus 'Purple Heart' corms a couple of days ago.  They were left from last year unopened.  The packet instructed to pot in the Spring and so I did. Now, having looked up a few references, they all say ranunculus needs cold to start off and that autumn is the best time.

I had put mine in little pots in seed compost in my little plastic greenhouse which likely now will become too warm anyway.

Is it best to just leave them but maybe put them in a cool place and not expect anything until next Spring?

Thanks for any advice.


  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Do you mean they should have been planted in Spring 2013?  

  • yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 782



    Hi Welshonion.  What I read suggested not to start the corms off until autumn or winter.  I went ahead and put a couple in small pots and am pleased that one at least has 'sprouted'. 


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