Hairy Buttercup Plant - Ranunculus
These buttercup plants are members of the Ranunculus family of flowering plants. They are more than 200 varieties in the Ranunculus family, and Buttercups are among the most popular. They are mostly known for their circular blooms. The blooms are often in a round, or "cup" shape, with five petals. Buttercups come in various colors but are most commonly a deep, rich yellow. Their petals also have a deep, rich sheen, making them appear buttery and leading to their name. Buttercups are a plant that's endured for centuries at a time with very little change, and they often induce a sense of nostalgia when we see them planted in flower beds.
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The standard variety can grow to about a foot in height, though there are also dwarf varieties that top out at about eight inches. Buttercups are annual plants that need to be planted in the early spring to ensure summer blossoms. They are fast growers and require little care or maintenance. It's important to note that Buttercups are toxic to humans and livestock. However, if kept in a contained garden area or flower bed, they pose no danger to anyone in the household.
Buttercups need full sun with little to no shade. They are ranked in zone 7 on the USDA hardiness scale. The main requirement is that they have excellent soil that doesn't retain too much moisture. This can be achieved by mulching the soil where the buttercups are growing. Buttercups are also bug resistant but do less well in humidity or where the soil cannot dry out regularly. One excellent characteristic of Buttercups is that they can be planted in soil that's not rich as long as they are fertilized occasionally. These low-maintenance flowers are an incredible blast from the past for almost any gardener.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.