Ranunculus

The Ranunculus multi-layered petals are an absolute feast for the senses as they open. When the delicate, paper thin layers unfurl, they reveal gorgeous tone on tone colors, giving a completely unique look to every bloom. With their many petals, Ranunculus look like mini-Peonies, 1-4 inches wide (2.5-10 cm). Stems are 10-20 inches long (25-50 cm). They come in many colors, including white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. Receiving Ranunculus as buds, or with a tight cut point, you can expect anywhere from 5-7 days vase life.

Family: Ranunculaceae
Species: Ranunculus asiaticus
Origin: Native to Crete and Southwestern Asia
Symbolizes: Ranunculus represent radiant charm and beauty.
Also Known As: Persian Buttercup

Care, Handling & Design

Temperature: 34-38 F (1-3C)
Humidity: 75-85%
Water: Medium water quality. Avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 3-7 days

What to Look for When Purchasing

Look for flowers with no mechanical damage and no bent necks. Ranunculus should have many petals resembling peonies and be about 1-4 inches wide (2.5-10 cm). Avoid flowers with limp stems and/or petals, brown stem tips, brown centers, yellow or burned edges on leaves.

Foam Info

Stems are hollow and brittle so take care when placing into foam.

Design Tips

With their profusion of tissue thin petals, Ranunculus make a fabulous addition to any bouquet and arrangement. Because they are available in so many colors, they are incredibly versatile and can be classy and elegant, bright and cheery, or pretty and pastel depending on the look you are seeking. Artfully arranged in clusters as stand-alone arrangements, or in bouquets mixed with other flowers, Ranunculus give a superb look to any design. Though you can use them in foam they will last longer in a vase.

Ethylene Sensitivity

High

Pest & Disease Information

Vulnerable to botrytis. Avoid getting water on blooms. Ranunculus are prone to botrytis when blooms are over saturated.

Troubleshooting

Leaf blackening/yellowing, ethylene sensitivity and fungal infection are the top 3 issues with Ranunculus. They are ethylene sensitive so insist that your supplier treats with an ethylene action inhibitor to protect against exposure. Do not store or display near ripening produce or products that produce ethylene. Their stems tend to be naturally bendy. They rarely grow straight, which adds to their natural aesthetic. But they can be quite delicate as they are hollow. You may find it easier to hold these flowers upside down when handling to prevent breakage. Their delicate nature means they can look small or wilted upon arrival, but with proper hydration and care, they will soon regain their shape and vibrance. Ranunculus are best hydrated with their protective sleeve intact. Leave stems in their packaging until hydrated.

Product Usage

For optimal care of Ranunculus, please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.

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Clean & Disinfect
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner 
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner 
FloraLife® Cleaner
FloraLife® Cleaner  
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus   
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant        
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®        
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner        
Hydrate
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100      
FloraLife® Express Clear 100
FloraLife® Express Clear 100       
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100        
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea          
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100        
FloraLife® Quick Dip
FloraLife® Quick Dip    
Treat
EthylBloc™ Tablet
EthylBloc™ Tablet     
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit    
FloraLife® PRG
FloraLife® PRG 
FloraLife® Charger 100
FloraLife® Charger 100        
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100        
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100        
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100          
FloraLife® Shield ULTRA
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FloraLife® Tulipa 100
FloraLife® Tulipa 100       
Store & Transport
FloraLife® 200
FloraLife® 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200
FloraLife® Clear 200   
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200
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FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Clear Rose 200
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FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®
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FloraLife® Express Clear 200
FloraLife® Express Clear 200   
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Feed
FloraLife Crystal Clear®
FloraLife Crystal Clear®      
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA
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FloraLife® Clear 300
FloraLife® Clear 300      
FloraLife® Express Universal 300
FloraLife® Express Universal 300      
FloraLife® Express ULTRA 300
FloraLife® Express ULTRA 300      
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300      
FloraLife® Flower Food 300
FloraLife® Flower Food 300      
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300      
FloraLife® Special Blend 300
FloraLife® Special Blend 300      
Finish
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FloraLife® HydroSpray
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FloraLife® LeafShine   
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free
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FloraLife® MaxShine
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Dose
FloraLife® Blend Center
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FloraLife® Aquablend Injector
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FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Packets
FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Packets  
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets  
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets
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FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Flower Food Recyclable Paper Packets
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FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Flower Food Improved Moisture Barrier Recyclable Paper Packets
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