Plant Now: Ranunculi

Ranunculi and succulents

If you haven’t already, plant winter/spring flowering ranunculi. Ranunculus bulbs can be planted any time from February to May, and if you stagger the planting you’ll have them in bloom from winter till late spring – and in some areas early summer. Ranunculi prefer full sun but they will grow in light shade. Plant in moist but free-draining soil and provide plenty of food for plenty of blooms. The flowers, which come in vibrant colours to pale shades, are superb cut flowers, lasting a couple of weeks in a vase.
Bulbs are available from garden centres or specialist bulb suppliers such as NZ Bulbs.

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