Picotee ranunculus orange are quite new and have lovely multi coloured petals in soft shades. The flowers of Picotee ranunculus Orange are a soft orange in multi layers. They look gorgeous.
Ranunculus are excellent for cut flower, having strong stems and lovely bright coloured double flowers. Ideal to plant in pots or in the borders. They benefit from being planted with low flowering bulbs such as anemones and muscari as well as of course with taller flowering varieties such as tulips and daffodils. Before planting cultivate the soil to a depth of 20cms (if possible) and plant bulbs 10cms deep and 10-15cms apart in well drained fertile soil. Soils should be free draining, so in heavier soils add grit or well rotted humus matter to help with drainage.
Protect early growth in the spring from slugs and snails and remove dead heads after flowering (if not using as a cut flower) to get the best from them.
When planting in containers use a good quality multi purpose compost and grit to ensure drainage.
Soak corms for about 1hr before planting claws downwards.
Do not over water when the corms are dormant.
Cab be used very successfully as a cut-flower. Keep ranunculus well fed during the growing season. Ideal foods are well rotted manures, tomato feed and bone meal.
Flowering Height: 30-35cm (12-14″)
Flowering Period: June- August
Soil type: Fertile, well drained soils that do not become excessively wet.
Aspect: Happy in shade during the morning but needs full sun in the afternoon.
Planting Depth: 10cms
Spacing: 10-15cms apart.
Full growing instructions provided.
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