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Creeping Buttercup in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ranunculus repens

 

Creeping Buttercup

Ranunculus is a diverse genus. Some are perennial, and some are annual or biennial plants. They often have a basal rosette of leaves, and some spread by sending out runners that develop new plants at the end of the runners. Some are invasive - but some have brightly coloured flowers that make good cut-flowers, given the right conditions of sunshine and light watering. WARNING: **Many of the species of Ranunculus are poisonous and will severely irritate the skin** 'Creeping buttercup' is a common weed of gardens - the bane of many a gardener! - spreading readily and forming a mass of roots and runners. It bears single yellow flowers

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plant Features
  • Creeping Buttercup likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Creeping Buttercup likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Creeping Buttercup is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Creeping Buttercup likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Creeping Buttercup

Latin name

Ranunculus repens

type

Perennial

family

Ranunculaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Creeping Buttercup likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Creeping Buttercup is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Creeping Buttercup likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Creeping Buttercup likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Creeping Buttercup is 0.35meters x 0.40meters 0.35 M 0.40 M

Ranunculus repens

Ranunculus is a diverse genus. Some are perennial, and some are annual or biennial plants. They often have a basal rosette of leaves, and some spread by sending out runners that develop new plants at the end of the runners. Some are invasive - but some have brightly coloured flowers that make good cut-flowers, given the right conditions of sunshine and light watering. WARNING: **Many of the species of Ranunculus are poisonous and will severely irritate the skin** 'Creeping buttercup' is a common weed of gardens - the bane of many a gardener! - spreading readily and forming a mass of roots and runners. It bears single yellow flowers


Planting

From Late Autumn TO Early Winter

Plant in a light but well drained soil. If your soil remains wet after a downpour, amend the soil with the addition of organic material to raise the level 2-3 inches to improve the drainage. Use peat moss, compost, ground bark or decomposed manure. Site your ranunculus where they will receive full sun. Dig holes and plant the ranunculus bulbs 2” deep and 4”-6” apart.

 
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