Scientific name - Ranunculus asiaticus
Popular names - Persian Buttercup.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in southeastern Europe, Syria and Iran.
Description - herbaceous perennial, stem 7-40 cm high. Caulinare different from the basal leaves, the basal are lobate, and those are areas caulinare. Flower 3-5 cm diameter, white, yellow or red; 3.5 sepa obsolete; 5 or more petals, stamens numerous. Fruit achenes, top acuminata recurbat, 4,5-5,6 x 3,0-3,7 mm, brown doll. 2n = 16.
Tolerances - not tolerate temperatures below (-3 ° C).
Requirements - prefers moist soils, but not stagnant water, loves the sun in the morning, and a position semiumbra for the day, a good air circulation. Must be kept at 15 to 18 ° C during the day and night should be away from frost. If temperatures are too high plants becomeetiolate.
Management - trimming flowers wilted floriferi encourages the formation of buds. Liquid fertilizers are applied once a month, based on potassium fertilizers. Foliage is dry in mid-summer, when no longer wet, and remove the tuber from the ground and keep dry innisip. Ranunculus asiaticus hybrids for planting out in April-May.
Propagation - by dividing the tuber, spring at depths of 5-8 inches deep. Propagation by seeds is autumn, but not germinate well.
Diseases and pests - snails, spiders, aphids.
Cultivars and varieties - 'Tecolote Giants'.
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