Salmon Ranunculus

There is an elegance to Salmon Tecolote® Ranunculus that will effortlessly elevate the garden or cut flower arrangements. Plants hold their blossoms above lacy, sun-loving foliage in late spring. This soft peachy flower is a florist favorite, both for its elegant flowers and strong, straight stems. Plant in fall in zones 8-11 for early spring flowers. In colder zones, plant indoors or plant in spring for summer blooms.
Zones1 - 10
Attract Butterflies
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Water Tolerance
Moderate Rainfall
Mature Spread 12-16" tall
Bulb Spacing12 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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Item Package SizeBag of 12

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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(18-24”tall x 12” wide) ‘Salmon Tecolote®’ Ranunculus, one of the carefully bred Tecolote® series, is a flower that exemplifies the elegance and delicacy of Persian buttercups. The silken petals are a delicate shade of salmon held in full blossoms atop long, straight stems. Foliage is lacy and very attractive. Persian buttercups appreciate a cool spring. In climates where they are hardy, plant in fall in moist, well-drained soil two inches below the soil line. They will emerge in early spring and bloom with large, multi-petaled flowers in mid-spring. For best results, ensure that winter soils are not wet. For cooler regions where they are not hardy, plant in early spring after the last frost, for a slightly later bloom time; the bulbs can be planted in pots to make them easier to bring indoors or lifted in fall and kept in a frost-free location.

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Common Name
Salmon Persian Buttercup
Botanical Name
Ranunculus Salmon
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Peach, Orange
Mature Height
12-16" tall
Bulb Spacing
12 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Planting Depth
Plant 3" deep
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Attract Butterflies, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Soil Type
Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Item Package Size
Bag of 12
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Ships To Canada
Planting Guides

Ranunculus have spectacular looking blooms and make for long lasting cut flowers. Growing ranunculus can be tricky. These bulbs can be planted in the fall or spring, depending on where you live. In warmer USDA zones, they are considered cool-season perennials. Ranunculus is popular in the southern and western United States (zones 7 and above), where they are planted in the fall, grow through the winter season and bloom in March. They are very sensitive to frost.

In zones 6 and below we suggest only planting ranunculus tubers in the spring as they are not very cold hardy. They should be planted outdoors after the last frost date.

Ranunculus are also popular for indoor planting. If you live in a colder zone (zone 6 or below) and wish to get an early start for your garden, ranunculus can be planted indoors as early as February, and can be transplanted outdoors after chance of frost. They'll begin blooming in June or July. Ranunculus can go dormant with too much heat, so don't place them near radiators.

Ranunculus prefer cool weather, require well-drained soil and full sun (except in warmer climates, where they will need light or partial shade). The tubers should be planted 2" beneath the soil surface, about 6" apart. Water after planting, soaking the area. Don't let the tubers sit in water or they will rot. After new shoots appear, keep the plants evenly moist.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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