“rah-NUN-kew-lus”? That’s right. That’s my name. Hey, I can’t help it if my name doesn’t do my beautiful flowers justice. They are deeply hued with numerous petals that make my flowers look almost fake. I belong to the buttercup family and I’m more commonly called Persian buttercup, after one of the countries that I’m native to, Iran (formerly called Persia.) I like sunny days and open fields, but I don’t really get along with animals (I tend to make them sick.) I also look great in centerpieces and bridal bouquets. Next time you visit the florist, try and find me… I’d love to meet you!
- Persian buttercups come in a wide range of colors including yellow, white, orange, pink, red, and coral
- You should be able to get Ranunculus year-round from reputable florists
- Persian buttercups make great cut flowers, lasting at least five days if given cut flower preservative and fresh water every day
- The plants are also poisonous to humans, so don’t eat any part of the plant
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