Double Red Butter Cups

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Early spring blooms that rival Roses? Double Red Butter Cups (Ranunculus 'Double Red) are double the tightly packed concentric petals, double that of your regular Red Ranunculus! Featuring twice the silky purple elegance, your Rose bushes will be green with envy! With multiple blooms per plant, each packed with petals that look like they were shaped one at a time by a skilled artisan!

Double Reds' spring blooms last several weeks, you'll have plenty of opportunities to create lovely bouquets and watch bees and butterflies try and squeeze between the silken layers upon layers! As a Persian Buttercup, this variety of Ranunculus will produce more blooms than other varieties, each packed with double the petals!

Featuring fine-textured leaves that resemble Parsley foliage, Butter Cups form low-growing clumps. Ranunculus grow from a type of bulb called a corm, and are outdoor hardy throughout USDA growing zones 8 - 11 for perennial enjoyment. Northern growers can enjoy Double Red Buttercups as annual accents or treat them as you would Canna Lily or Dahlia and dig them in the fall and store them in a frost-free yet cool dark location.

Planting and Application:

These gorgeous plants create single-variety mass plantings for a spectacle that really shows off! When in bloom, bees and butterflies appear to sip the nectar. When planted outdoors, Double Red Butter Cups' spring and early summer blooms add vibrant color! Plant in clusters, as a border row for edging in perennial and cottage gardens, or as groupings running along your walkways or cut flower garden.

Loving the sun, your porch and patio planters become brimming in romance with these voluminous blooms! Double Red is a fantastic annual accent and a great container plant for both northern and southern growers alike! One pack of bulbs will provide you with plenty of cut flowers for romantic bouquets!

  • Double Silky Red Blooms
  • Easy-to-Grow Perennial Corms
  • Excellent Cut Flowers & Pollinator-Friendly
  • Perennial/Annual & Seasonal Accent
  • 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, Buttercups 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 but keep the foliage to make food for the corm. Later, trim the leaves down when they turn yellow. For best results, soak your Ranunculus tubers for three to four hours in room-temperature water. Plant the warm weather corms with the finger-like structures pointed down, about 6 inches in depth and water them in.

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

Make your other romantic blooms jealous! Order your own Double Red Butter Cups Ranunculus is sure to impress you and become a mainstay in your yard! Order yours now at! We will ship your bulbs based on the correct planting time for your area.

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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.

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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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Double Red Butter Cups Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-11
Growing Zones 8-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ranunculus 'Double Red'
Mature Height 16 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Spacing 4 inches