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Ranunculus Culture Zone 5 Question

Posted by kes_cor Z5 Chicago, IL (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 11, 05 at 9:40

I've been looking at purchasing Ranunculus however, I can't figure out how long the will bloom for. I would like to create my window boxes out of them however, I hope they bloom all summer long. Anyone have any experience?
Also, would you start the corns indoors or directly plant them into the boxes?


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RE: Ranunculus Culture Zone 5 Question

I've never grown them (although I've considered it over the years), but usually plants that come from corms like that (as opposed to bulbs) are best started indoors and then planted out in spring. These are in the buttercup family and will most likely go much of the summer and then begin to die down as fall approaches.

RE: Ranunculus Culture Zone 5 Question

You might want to check out this link- I don't think the weather is 60 F for long enough for these to do well outdoors in z5. I love the way they look but they seem to have some very particular requirements for success.

Here is a link that might be useful: Scheepers instructions on ranunculus

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