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Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussy'

Double meadow buttercup

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Hardy perennial

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Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussy'

Plant details

Ranunculus take their name from 'rana' the latin for frog, probably because of their liking for damp conditions. Similar in appearance but distinct from the common buttercup, which can be a nuisance in lawns, it produces bright yellow, button-like flowers. Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussy' has attractive, blackish foliage and flowers in June and July.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Ranunculus

Species: ficaria

Cultivar: Brazen Hussy

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 10cm

Spread: 80cm

Flowering period: June to July

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