This pack contains 20 pastel striped ranunculus corms.
Deluxe many-petaled flowers. These corms are Elegance Italian Ranunculus Pastello Striato, a mix of colors with variegated edges. One of my favorites. Note: These varieties might not look precisely like the photos due to genetic diversity and the nature of the mix.
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 6-9 inches apart at a depth of approximately 2 inches. 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.