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Ranunculus constantinopolitanus 'Plenus'

Constantine Buttercup

Plant Type:

SUN PERENNIALS


Ranunculus constantinopolitanus 'Plenus' (syn. Ranunculus villosus var. constantinopolitanus) - Deeply lobed semi-glossed green leaves up to 4 inches wide are the foil for very large, fully double golden yellow pom poms with a cool green heart that flower successively for a long time. Flowering begins in April on average. Contrary to the thought bubble that just appeared over your head, "Ahh, the lowly Buttercup, self-sowing weed...". Ranunculus constantinopolitanus 'Plenus' is a clumping perennial and not at all invasive. Constantine Buttercup will capture your fancy... and if it doesn't it's time to have a serious conversation with yourself in front of the mirror confronting that snobby side that you attempt to hide from the general public - I do it several times each day in a tragic attempt at humility. Hardiness calculations range wildly but we have it on good authority this is hardy through USDA zone 4 but even possibly into 3. We do not know the southern cut-off for the Constantine Buttercup, we're guessing 8. Buttercups are deer and rodent resistant; after all, they are aconites which make them not only distasteful, downright sickening and potentially poisonous. And once established and finally admired for the attributs they become resistant to the vagaries of gardeners! Average to gritty, moisture-retentive soil in about one half to fully sunny exposure. Established pot grown from division.


 


Height:

12 in

Spread:

8 in

Colors:

Gold

Zone:

(3?)4 to 8?
What is my hardiness zone?

Characteristics and Attributes for Ranunculus constantinopolitanus 'Plenus'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Border
  • Edging
  • Cutting Garden
  • Cottage Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Average

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division