Persian buttercup
Persian buttercup
Persian buttercups, unlike their country cousins, have gorgeous, large, full flowers consisting of many crepe paper like petals. They are excellent cut flowers or container plants.

Type: Tuber.

Bloom: Wide range including shades of pink, rose, yellow, gold, salmon, tangerine, and white.

Size: 12”-18” H x 12″ W.

Light: Full sun.

Soil: Moist, well drained sandy soil; do not let the soil dry out; cease watering when the foliage turns yellow and the plant goes into dormancy.

Fertilizer: Fertilize regularly while blooming.

Hardiness: Zones 8-10.

Care: Allow foliage to ripen after flowering ceases until leaves are yellow and die back. Foliage may then be removed. Dead head regularly to sustain bloom.

Pests and Diseases: Aphids, birds.

Propagation: Divide tubers.

Outstanding Selections: R. asiaticus ‘Tecolote Giants’ (18”) ; Blooming dale stain is shorter (10”).

Comments: Each tuber can produce 5 or 6 dozen flowers up to 4 at a time throughout the season so pick as many flowers as you want because picking them stimulates the plant to produce more. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous and have a long vase life.

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By Karen