Planting Ranunculus bulbs
|Period for planting Ranunculus bulbs
|| January to December
|Ranunculus flowering period:
|| July to August
Ranunculus bulbs planting instructions
Planting Ranunculus bulbs is easy. Plant your ranunculus bulbs in a location where the soil drains well. If necessary, fine-tune the soil with the addition of organic material, raising the level 2-3 inches to improve drainage. Peat moss, compost, ground bark or decomposed manure all work nicely and are easily available.
How to plant ranunculus bulbs
Dig holes and plant the ranunculus bulbs 2 inches deep and 4-6 inches apart. Place your ranunculus into the planting hole with the ‘bananas’ pointing downwards.
Location for planting Ranunculus bulbs
Ranunculus requires full sun. It will tolerate shade in the morning, but needs full sun in the afternoons in order to bloom. If in doubt, give your ranunculus more sun!
Ranunculus maintenance instructions
When planting ranunculus bulbs make sure you water them generously, soaking the area thoroughly is recommended. Roots and sprouts will form in the autumn. Taller growth will begin in winter and flowers will develop in the spring.
Cutting Ranunculus brings you more flowers
When in bloom, don’t hesitate to cut ranunculus flowers for bouquets; the more you cut, the more blooms your ranunculus will produce, so make the most of it.
Once blooming has finished for the season, leave the ranunculus foliage in place; don't cut it off. The leaves will harvest sunlight which will provide nourishment for next year's show. Water as needed during active growth periods. Ranunculus prefer not to be watered when dormant.
As summer comes to an end, ranunculus leaves will yellow and die back as the plant becomes dormant. Foliage can be removed at this point. Your ranunculus will have a rest for a few months before beginning the next growing cycle.
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