Persian Buttercup

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Persian Buttercup
Common Name: Persian Buttercup
Botanical Name: Ranunculus asiaticus (rah-NUN-kew-lus ah-see-AH-ti-cus)
Decorative Life: 3-7 days.
Post Harvest Care:
  • Remove bottom leaves if present, recut stems under water and place into a fresh flower food solution.
  • Leaves of this species release more ethylene in the dark than light.
Family Roots:
  • Member of the Ranunculaceae (buttercup family).
  • Native to Crete, Southwestern Asia.
  • Common relatives include monkshood, anemone, columbine and delphinium.
  • Has single flowers with 5 petals, double flowers (most cvs.) with many petals resembling small peonies, 1-4 inches wide.
  • Stems are 10-20 inches long, hollow and brittle.
  • Plant is a herbaceous perennial from tuberous roots, classed as a dicotyledon, leaves not parallel veined.
Availability: Late winter, early spring.
Flower Color: White, yellow, orange, red, pink, rose.
Storage Specifics: From 33-41F wet storage is better than higher temperatures but more than a few days storage is not recommended.
  • The Latin name derives from "rana" (a little frog), referring to the fact that many species grow in wet places. The specific epithet name "asiaticus" means of Asia.
  • Suitable for drying.