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Ranunculus ficaria (Leser Celadine)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Spreading or Ground Hugging Plant
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer early)
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Ranunculus ficaria - Cultivation Notes

This low growing native produces a carpet of yellow blossom in the spring, but my advice is don't plant it! that said if you have celandine in your garden already then congratulations, its attractive, its native and might get about but its short enough to live with and it loves moist shade which is a bonus!

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Ranunculus ficaria:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • Tolerates permanently wet soil
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Ranunculus ficaria

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Invasive top growth

Design & Plant Use for Ranunculus ficaria:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

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