Ranunculus acris ‘Flore Pleno’

Ranunculus acris ‘Flore Pleno’

Meadow buttercup

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 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: Ranunculus acris 'Flore Pleno'
  • Common name: Meadow buttercup
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Meadow buttercup, Ranunculus acris, bears pretty, yellow buttercups from April to October. Our tallest common buttercup, it can reach a height of 90cm.

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Ranunculus acris ‘Flore Pleno’ has fully double ‘bachelor button’ flowers. It’s less vigorous than the native species and has a more elegant growth habit. Given the prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the RHS, it’s perfect for naturalising in long grass or boggy areas, the pond edge or along pathways.

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Grow Ranunculus acris ‘Flore Pleno’ in moist soil in full sun. Cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush of blooms.

How to grow Ranunculus 'Flore Pleno'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Boggy / 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
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

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 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 not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Ranunculus 'Flore Pleno' and wildlife

Ranunculus 'Flore Pleno' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Ranunculus 'Flore Pleno' poisonous?

Ranunculus 'Flore Pleno' 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