All About Ranunculus

About Ranunculus

  • The ranunculus flower has layers and layers of delicate, satin-like petals.
  • Ranunculus is grown in a wide range of colors and is knwon for its vibrant hues of reds, pinks, oranges, yellows, and purples.
  • The big, bright ranunculus blooms make an excellent choice for florists to use these cut flowers in arrangements, centerpieces, and bouquets.

Florist Care Guide

  • Ranunculus are best hydrated with protective sleeve intact.
  • To care for ranunculus, remove leaves at the bottom of the stems. Cut off 1 inch of stem from the bottom.
  • Put Ranunculus in a clean vase or container. Fill with fresh water and flower food. Hydrate for 4 hours then remove sleeve.
  • Ranunculus should be kept away from fresh produce, direct sunlight, and heaters.

Tips and Tricks

  • Florists should avoid getting water on ranunculus blooms. This will help prevent mold issues that can be caused if the petals are oversaturated.
  • The ranunculus petals have mirror flat cells that bounce back light.  These petals will reflect UV light which helps attract bees while they are growing and emits a vibrant color from any angle.
  • Ranunculus stems tend to be naturally bendy with hollow stems. Hold upside down when handling to prevent breakage.