The brilliant colors and delicate petals of ranunculus make them perfect additions to any floral bouquet. They are beloved by gardeners and florists because they are easy to grow and match with other flowers. Familiar wildflowers like buttercups are also part of the same Ranunculaceae family, with a recognizable cheery, fragile presence that brightens the day.
Ranunculus flowers are native to the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Central Asian regions but are now grown around the world. They come in a range of colors, including pink, red, yellow, orange, peach, purple, burgundy, and white. The most common variety is the Persian Buttercup, with fragile layers of petals arranged in near-perfect circles. Other popular varieties are Bloomingdale, Tango, Hanoi, and Amandine Rose.
Ranunculus flowers have a range of symbolic meanings in the language of flowers. They stand for love, attraction, radiance, and charm. The flowers are associated with good luck, prosperity, success, hope, and new beginnings.
With so many positive meanings attached to them, ranunculus flowers are a good gift for many occasions, from Valentine’s Day to graduations, birthdays, and anniversaries. They’re also a popular choice for wedding bouquets.
Ranunculus adds charm and cheer to any bouquet and mixes nicely with other flowers like roses, peonies, anemones, mums, and snapdragons. Any occasion is a good time to send a bouquet since these flowers come with meanings of love, charm, and wishes for prosperity and good luck.
When is a good time to send a ranunculus bouquet?
With their delicate beauty and messages of love and luck, ranunculus bouquets are suitable for all kinds of occasions like birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, anniversaries, and graduations.
What are some unique ranunculus gifts?
Ranunculus bouquets are lovely gifts in themselves, and you can add a unique touch by including extras like a scented candle, bath salts, chocolate or candy, and self-care spa items.
How do I grow ranunculus plants?
Ranunculus are perennial, winter-hardy plants that do well in rich, well-drained, hummus-filled soil. They need direct sunlight for at least six hours a day. The claw-shaped seeds are called corms and can take up to two months to germinate.
The plants prefer temperatures around 55F, and seeds planted late in the winter or early in the spring will flower in early summer. In warmer climates, the seeds can be planted in the fall for flowers in the late winter and early spring.
Ranunculus plants do well in containers, which is also more convenient as you can more easily control the light, soil, and moisture conditions.
How do I care for my ranunculus bouquet?
Your ranunculus bouquet will arrive in an attractive UrbanStems box, which includes a personalized note from the sender and a care card that tells you how to care for your fresh flowers.
Ranunculus flowers last at least a week or 10 days, so you can enjoy their beauty as they change. Here are some tips for looking after your bouquet.