Sunshine Butter Cups

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SKU
10005639

Bright bundles of sunny yellow, the Sunshine Butter Cups (Ranunculus 'Sunshine') are exquisite spring blooms! Each corm erupts with several unassuming buds that soon explode into lavish and luxurious flowers that look like a cross between Peonies and Roses! Their petals unfurl in concentric layers upon layers of riveting and refined delicate, papery brilliant yellow petals.

Pollinators adore these blooms and you'll be delighted to watch fat bumblebees and honeybees, and butterflies squeeze themselves between the tightly packed layers! The clumps of mounding parsley-like green foliage are the perfect lacy foil for the lovely blooms.

Sunshine Butter Cups grow phenomenally in zones that don't freeze throughout USDA growing zones 8-11. If you're in a zone that does get frost, you can enjoy your Ranunculuses in containers as annual accents planted after the last frost or lifted before frost and stored like you would Canna or Elephant Ears.

Planting and Application:

Ranunculus liven up the borders along fence lines or as a mass planting, or in groupings. Once the blooms arrive, bees and butterflies appear to sip the nectar and provide you with plenty of cut flowers for decadent bouquet focal points!

Once the blooms arrive, bees and butterflies appear to sip the nectar and provide you with a long-lasting display throughout the late spring/summer weeks! Sunshine Buttercups brightens containers and planters or as filler in sunny window boxes!

  • Bright Saturated Yellow Flowers Packed With Petals
  • Long-Lasting Quality Cut Flowers
  • Annual/Perennial, Houseplants & Containers
  • Gorgeous Textured Foliage
  • Rows, Specimens, Groupings, Drifts, Porch & Patio!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Be sure your Ranunculus receives full sun or partial sun and well-drained enriched soil. 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 corms for three to four hours in room-temperature water then plant them with the finger-like structures facing down about 6 inches in depth. Water them in well and mulch the soil surface.

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

Sunshine Butter Cups will add the sunny cheer your garden needs this year! Order quality Ranunculus corms today at Nature Hills and we'll ship your order at the proper planting time for your growing zone!

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
#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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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Sunshine Butter Cups Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-11
Growing Zones 8-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ranunculus 'Sunshine'
Type Annual
Mature Height 16 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Spacing 4 inches