Butterfly Ranunculus Melissa Bulbs (5 Corms)
Ranunculus Corms will be available for shipping September 18.
Please email Carly if you are interested in larger quantities.
Butterfly Melissa - Light Pink (5 Corms)
Corm Size: Class One Corms
Height: 12"- 16"
Spacing: 12" apart
Light requirements: Full Sun
In Central Kentucky, we are in Zone 6b - The best time to plant your bulbs without cover is in late march.
Ranunculus bulbs perform best in regions with mild winters and long, cool springs. Fall is the ideal planting time in such areas. We recommend that gardeners in zones 8 through 10 plant ranunculus bulbs in autumn for blooms in late winter and early spring. Gardeners with colder winters in zones 2 through 7 should plant in late winter/early spring, once the threat of hard frost is over. Your blooms will appear in late spring/early summer. Ranunculus bulbs are one of the rare varieties that can be stored. If you aren’t ready to plant the bulbs when you receive them, simply keep your bulbs in the shipping bag at room temperature and out of direct sunlight for up to eight months.
Before planting, soak your bulbs for a two to three hours in lukewarm water. DO NOT OVERSOAK. Choose well-draining soil with full sun exposure. Dig holes that allow you to plant the ranunculus 2 to 3 inches deep, and 6 to 9 inches apart. Make sure that the "pointed" ends are facing downward. After planting, gently soak the soil.
Pre-sprouting ranunculus will allow your corms to bloom a few weeks earlier than normal. Soak corms in room-temperature water for three to four hours. Fill a flat-bottomed seed tray half-way with moist potting soil. Place corms in the tray and cover with more soil. Move the tray into an area that has consistent temperatures of 40 to 50°F for two weeks. Check the corms every three to four days to ensure the soil is moist, and remove any corms that show signs of rotting or molding. Once rootlets appear, it's time to plant!
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