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Ranunculus flammula

Lesser spearwort

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  • Ranunculus flammula | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Ranunculus flammula | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.08m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.75m
  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Flower ColourPale glossy yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Ranunculus flammula (Lesser spearwort). This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous or Aquatic

Origin

Europe & Asia

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow

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  • Ranunculus flammula | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy, and grow in sun or shade and in moist but well drained soil. Plant at a depth of approximately 9cm.

Propagation

Propagation is by seed when fresh or by division of the root in the spring or autumn. Sow under glass after mid September.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Vulnerable to slugs and snail damage.

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