How to correctly use the ranunculus decorative garden buttercup on flower beds: photos of the best ideas
It is possible that you have heard this Latin name of the flower infrequently, but under its hard-to-remember name is the most ordinary garden buttercup.
Domestic gardeners have already appreciated this unusual plant, whose buds are very similar to inflorescences of roses or peonies.
The color scheme of ranunculi is very extensive. There are white, red, pink, lilac, yellow, orange, raspberry flowers, and there are varieties with colored petals in two, or even three colors. Such a wealth of colors allows you to use this plant to decorate flower beds and borders in almost any landscape design style.
Group plantings of these plants can revive alpine hills and rockeries, and by combining them with other flowers and shrubs, you can create interesting compositions. Alpine buttercups coexist well on stony ground.
Any gardener can grow decorative garden ranunculi on their site. The plant is demanding care, but if you follow the rules of planting, it will delight you with its long flowering.
We should not forget that buttercups are poisonous plants, to be more precise, their juice is dangerous, therefore, care must be taken in their use. After work, be sure to wash your hands with soap.
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And a little about the varieties of decorative ranunculus. There are 4 groups of garden buttercups:
- African turban;
Persian ranunculus is the oldest type of garden buttercup, which is distinguished by tall varieties. Large flowers, reaching 50-60 cm in height, bloom in early spring and have double or semi-double inflorescences.
The Asian group is the most extensive, including low-growing plants that bloom throughout the summer. Most often, Asian ranunculi are used in the design of the landscape.
In chalmoid African buttercups, the petals twist inward, like in peonies.
French ranunculi, bred at the beginning of the 19th century, are distinguished by a spherical shape of an inflorescence, a large number of terry petals with dark spots. The color palette is quite wide.
It is not easy to grow decorative garden buttercups, but they certainly deserve attention and care. Amazing flowers delight everyone who saw them. Thanks to this plant, the garden will be filled with bright colors, a pleasant aroma and tenderness.