Ranunculus - Purple
Ranunculus are among the showiest of bulbs - blooming for weeks, and providing a beautiful display of 4-6cm blooms in reds, rose, golds, lemon, yellow, white etc, on strong, 30-50cm stems.
For best results, they should be stored in a chiller for 5-6 weeks prior to planting (in most cases, we've done this for you already!), then soaked in clean, running water for 10-12 hours prior to planting into the ground.
Try to avoid high soil temperatures when planting in Summer, as the optimum soil temperature for germinating is 12-15 degrees Celsius.
Ranunculus are heavy feeders, so we recommend using our Fert mix, and it is essential to provide good drainage. Plant these bulbs with their claws down, in groups, 3-4cm deep and 6-8cm apart.
Prepare the soil deeply, working in the bulb fertilizer mix (or compost).
Prior to planting, we recommend chilling your Ranunculus corms in the paper bag they arrived in, for around 3-5 weeks. This will give them a good kick start.
Ranunculus are best planted in full Sun, or a semi shaded position, and are well suited for pots. Semi shade will help to lengthen their stems.
For a full overview of how to plant Daffodils visit our Gardeners Guide.