With their wide range of colours, heights and forms, Ranunculus (Ranunculus asiaticus) are a very popular spring flowering bulb. They are fantastic to grow in mass plantings in a sunny garden bed or in pots scattered around the garden or on balconies. Perfect for the cut flower garden!


How to grow ranunculus in your garden

  1. Choose a well-drained spot in the garden that receives full sun.
  2. Enrich the soil with Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed before planting.
  3. Place corms directly where the plants are to grow at a depth of 3 cm and a minimum of 15 cm apart.
  4. Cover with soil and water in well. 
  5. Water regularly to keep the soil moist.
  6. When the plants start to bud, feed with Yates Thrive Rose & Flower Granular Plant Food, which is rich in potassium to help promote healthy plants. TIP: For an added boost, apply Yates Thrive Natural Fish & Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.

     
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How to grow ranunculus in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that has adequate drainage holes and place it in a position that gets full sun.
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  3. Place corms directly where the plants are to grow at a depth of 3cm and a minimum of 15 cm apart.
  4. Cover with soil and water in well.
  5. Water regularly to help keep the soil moist.
  6. When the plants start to bud, feed every 1–2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food, which is rich in potassium to help promote healthy plants. 

Growing tips

  • Great for mass plantings in beds, under trees that provide part shaded conditions or on grassy banks.
  • Ranunculi grow best as annual plantings and can be unreliable if left in the ground for the following years.
  • Corms can be sown and started to grow in shallow seed trays for transplanting later.
  • Make sure that you sow the corm with the claws facing downwards. The plant will still grow if placed upside down, but growth is deformed and slower.

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Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.