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When Is Ranunculus in Season?

Updated March 23, 2017

Ranunculus is a genus of flowering plants of which the buttercup is a member. Cool-weather plants, ranunculus is loved by gardeners for its brightly coloured, long-lasting flowers.

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Planting Season

Ranunculus can be planted indoors 12 weeks before your last frost date. Make sure you keep them in a sunny location that remains cooler than 60F in the daytime and between 45 and 50F in the evening.

Blooming Season

Ranunculus blooms from spring to midsummer, depending upon the region in which you live and the variety you're growing. The Asian variety blooms in summer.


Soak the ranunculus roots in warm water for two to three hours prior to planting. This helps plump them up and get them off to a strong start.

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About the Author

Based in the American Southwest, Bridget Kelly has been writing about gardening and real estate since 2005. Her articles have appeared at Trulia.com, SFGate.com, GardenGuides.com, RE/MAX.com, MarketLeader.com, RealEstate.com, USAToday.com and in "Chicago Agent" magazine, to name a few. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in creative writing.

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