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Questions About Ranunculus Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 28, 2014

Q. Planting Bulbs

I was given a packet of ranunculus and windflower bulbs. Based on what I have read, it is too late to plant them. How can I store them until it is time to plant them next spring?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 28, 2014
Certified Expert
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Packing them in cardboard boxes (see article) and storing them in the garage should be okay, provided the area doesn't get too warm. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/preparing-bulbs-for-winter-how-to-store-bulbs-for-winter.htm

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Asked by
judy.matthews54 on
April 23, 2015

Q. growing ranunculus

I purchased a blooming ranunculus plant at a big box store. It had no info with it and all I could find online was info concerning the tubers. Should I plant it in the ground in the sun or would it do better in a container? Will it survive our hot, humid summer? It’s a beautiful healthy-looking plant.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 23, 2015
Certified Expert
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I agree, Ranunculus are beautiful!
You can plant it directly into the ground after all chance of frost, or leave in pots.
Bulbs will not winter over and will need to be dug back up in the fall.

Here is a few articles about the care of your plant and the bulbs.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/ranunculus/growing-ranunculus-buttercups.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/ranunculus/storing-ranunculus-bulbs.htm

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Asked by
Nicost on
March 9, 2016

Q. What is this?

Just moved and found this plant in the garden. Do you know what they are?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 9, 2016
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Asked by
J on
March 28, 2018

Q. Ranunculus care, full sun and original pot but wilting a day after bought

I purchased a small ranunculus plant 2 days , it has a large by colored single flower on a stem roughly 4 inches tall. The leaves are almost like parsley leaves. I have read how to care for it ,I put it in a spot where it got full sun and my other plants thrive. The day after I brought it home , I noticed it wilted a bit ,the leaves no longer strong and the petals went slack and dropped. I didn\\\’t remove it from it\\\’s original pot from the home depot where I bought it. What is wrong?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 28, 2018
Certified Expert
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Was this in the store, or outside in the sun? Sometimes plants take a little while to get used to their new environment. If they have been inside, then it is best to put them out in the sun a few hours at a time so that it is not too much on them at once. Make sure that it stays watered and doesn't get subjected to the cold. They will die when the weather drops below 28 degrees. This article will give you more information about these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/ranunculus/growing-ranunculus-buttercups.htm

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Asked by
IrishMomof9 on
May 9, 2018

Q. Ranunculus

Special care when the plants are wilting.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 9, 2018
Certified Expert
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Can you include photos? This could be very many issues. In the meantime, this article will give you an idea of proper care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/ranunculus/growing-ranunculus-buttercups.htm

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