Ranunculus aconitifolius

Ranunculus aconitifolius

White bachelor's buttons

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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 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: Ranunculus aconitifolius
  • Common name: White bachelor's buttons
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Ranunculus aconitifolius is a pretty, spring-flowering plant, bearing masses of loose sprays of single, white buttercups, each with a golden yellow eye, contrasting with fresh green, finely divided foliage. A vigorous grower, it will easily spread among other plants, and makes fantastic ground cover.

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Ranunculus aconitifolius thrives in damp soils, and will tolerate extremely wet conditions. It’s ideal for growing in bog gardens and around the edges of ponds.

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For best results grow in full sun to partial shade, and avoid letting the soil dry out. Plants can be quite vigorous, so it’s a good idea to dig up and divide clumps in autumn.

How to grow Ranunculus aconitifolius

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / boggy / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist

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 Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do 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 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

Ranunculus aconitifolius and wildlife

Ranunculus aconitifolius is known for attracting bees and beneficial insects. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Ranunculus aconitifolius poisonous?

Ranunculus aconitifolius can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People