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RANUNCULUS 'Magic Red'

Image of Ranunculus 'Magic Red' (MAGIC SERIES)

Goldsmith Seeds

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

RANUNCULUS 'Magic Red'( MAGIC SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Ranunculus

General Description

First introduced to Europe from Turkey in the late sixteenth century, Persian buttercups and their hybrids are still popular in gardens and bouquets. These tender tuberous perennials bear showy pompon-flowers in late spring and early summer. Selected for its dwarf habit as well as for its double, rosebud-shaped blooms, 'Magic Red' bears few-flowered clusters of bright red flowers atop shin-high stems. The leaves, which typically emerge very early in the season, are deeply lobed and bluish-green. Plants go dormant after bloom.

Favorites of florists, Persian buttercups require dry summers and relatively moist mild winters. Plant seeds or plants in fall where hardy; in other areas plant seedlings in spring after danger of freeze. In regions with damp summers give them a well-drained or sloping site. Plants also do well in containers, kept moderately moist in winter and spring and dry in summer and fall. Although perennial in mild climates, they are typically employed as winter- or spring-blooming annuals. Use these colorful perennials for bedding or cutting or for punctuating mixed borders or cottage gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    11 - 3

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Red, Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No