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Ranunculus Cafe au Lait

Persian Buttercup

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Lush, Long-Lasting Flowers
Ranunculus create romantic bouquets and Café au Lait is sure to become a favorite. Flowers in warm shades of bronze, copper, yellow and orange form rounded crepe paper-like double flowers with ample petals. A favorite of florists for lush, long-lasting bouquets. Also treasured in rock gardens, container plantings and borders. *NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-7.



Plant Type Bulbs


Height Short 12-16"

Spacing Plant 4-6" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Late Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 3-10

Soil Type Normal

Sold In Bags of 10

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Edgers
  • OK in Containers

Ranunculus General Information

Ranunculus flowers with their tissue-thin petals look almost too perfect to be real. Ideal cut flowers – the more you cut, the more flower stems the plant will produce. All our accent annuals are guaranteed to reach you in good condition and to grow, but we can't guarantee annuals to overwinter. Will be an annual except in zones 8-10 but can be stored over the winter in colder zones. Instructions

Ranunculus Plant Care

Hardy in zone 8-10. Plant corms in light, well-drained soil. Maintain good airflow around plants to avoid powdery mildew on foliage. Water early in the day or use drip irrigation. In colder zones, lift corms and allow to dry completely either indoors or in the sun. Store on an open tray or in a mesh or paper bag in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Before planting again in the spring soak corms for 3 to 4 hours in room temperature water. Corms will plump up, often doubling in size. If desired, you may pre-sprout the corms indoors approximately four weeks before the last frost date. Place corms with fingers down into a shallow planting tray with 1-2” of lightly moistened, high quality growing mix. Cover with 1” of growing mix. Pre-sprouted corms will bloom about three weeks earlier.

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% guarantee for all our accent annuals and bulbs to reach you in good condition and come up. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We ship accent annuals and bulbs based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring-Planted Accent Annuals

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall-Planted Bulbs

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October

Holiday Bulbs

  • Early November through mid December