Butterfly Ranunculus Corms: Helios Light Yellow

$27.00 $28.35

This product is a 5-pack of light yellow butterfly ranunculus corms.

Before planting, ranunculus like to soak in water for about eight hours. If you have an aquarium bubbler that can oxygenate the water, even better! We also dip them in RootShield and Actinovate prior to planting. These treatments are not necessary, but they prevent rot

We pre-sprout our ranunculus in crates or flats of soil in a cool, dark place like an unheated basement or garage for about 2 weeks prior to planting out. This step is not required.

Plant in full sun and well-draining soil that's been amended with an aged compost and an all-purpose fertilizer. Space corms 12 inches apart at a depth of approximately 1-2 inches, meaning 1-2 inches of soil are above the top of the corm. Plant pointy side down.

Protect the foliage from deep freezes. Agribon and frost cloth are great for this purpose -- just make sure the fabric doesn't touch the plants. You can use hoops or stakes to hold up the fabric.

Ranunculus are happiest when the soil temperature is between 45 and 60 degrees.