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Ficaria verna ‘Brazen Hussy’

Lesser celandine

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Ficaria verna 'Brazen Hussy'
  • Common name: Lesser celandine
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial

Ficaria verna ‘Brazen Hussy’ is a beautiful spring-flowering perennial, forming mats of incredible bronze-black foliage, from which contrasting bright yellow, buttercup-like flowers appear in spring. The plant dies down after flowering. 

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Ficaria verna ‘Brazen Hussy’ is perfect for growing as groundcover under deciduous shrubs in the spring border. Grow in moist soil in partial shade. Divide in autumn.

How to grow Ficaria 'Brazen Hussy'

  • Plant size

    10cm height

    80cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Ficaria 'Brazen Hussy' and wildlife

Ficaria 'Brazen Hussy' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Ficaria 'Brazen Hussy' poisonous?

Ficaria 'Brazen Hussy' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock