Purple Ranunculus

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There's just something about saturated lush purple. It's luxurious, opulent, and whimsical. And no flower does purple as stunningly as the Purple Ranunculus (Ranunculus (Purple)). This plant's ornate blooms look so delicate and intricate, one might mistake them for paper art crafted by a skilled artisan. When not in bloom, the Purple Ranunculus features low-growing friendly foliage. When not in bloom, the Purple Ranunculus features low-growing friendly foliage!

What makes the Purple Ranunculus so exciting? It has finely cut petals with crisp edges that look like they were shaped one at a time, packed into concentric rings, layer upon layer of them! These refined petals come together in dense layers for a riveting sight. As for the Purple Ranunculus's coloration, you cannot find a more immaculate orchid-purple. With a satiny sheen, this flower appears from dark magenta to plum, depending on the light!

When it comes to the Purple Ranunculus, there are no bad angles. This gorgeous plant looks like it was designed for Instagram! With blooms lasting upwards of several weeks, you'll have plenty of opportunities to snap the perfect shot. And as a Persian Buttercup, this variety of Ranunculus will produce more blooms than other varieties!

Planting and Application:

Purple Ranunculus is a fantastic annual accent and a great container plant for both northern and southern growers alike! Northern growers can then bring their plants indoors as houseplants, or use them as annuals. Plant clusters, as a border row for edging, or as groupings running along your walkways. These gorgeous plants create single-variety mass plantings for a spectacle that really shows off!

Outdoors, these spring and summer blooms add beautiful foliage all growing season as filler in planters and window boxes around your porch or patio! When in bloom, bees and butterflies appear to sip the nectar and provide you with plenty of cut flowers for gorgeous bouquet focal points! These romantic flowers will light up your day no matter where you decide to display them.

  • Heavily Petalled Orchid-Purple Blooms
  • Photogenic Blooms are Easy-to-Grow Corms
  • Excellent Cut Flowers
  • Perennial/Annual Bulb Plants
  • Rows, Specimens, Groupings, Drifts, Porch & Patio!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Ranunculus thrive in full sun and a touch of afternoon shade in hot climates and will return each spring to greet you with purple blooms. Hardy perennial corms throughout USDA growing zones 8 to 11, these will thrive in containers if you live in a zone that freezes in the winter. Provide moderate moisture and well-drained soil that won't get soggy. These spring corms hide once summer heat kicks in, so deadhead after the flowers fade. Later, trim the leaves down when they turn yellow. For best results, soak your Picotee Ranunculus tubers for three to four hours in room-temperature water. Plant the tubers with the finger-like structures down about 6 inches in depth and water them in well.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Hardy Warm Weather Perennial Tubers
  • Deadhead as Flowers Fade & Prune Down When Greenery Yellows

Don't pass up the opportunity for a perfectly purple garden delight! The Purple Ranunculus is waiting for an invitation to impress you and become a mainstay in your yard. Order yours now at NatureHills.com! We will ship your bulbs based on the correct planting time for your area.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Purple Ranunculus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-11
Growing Zones 8-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ranunculus (Purple)
Type Annual
Mature Height 12 - 16 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Spacing 2 - 4 inches