Ranunculus

Ranunculus is sweet, brightly colored spring flowers that are characterized by their many tightly wrapped layers of

Here is a gorgeous bouquet of ranunculus at different degrees of openness

Here is a gorgeous bouquet of ranunculus at different degrees of openness

petals.  They are most common in reds, oranges and yellows.  The flowers are not usually large, but their stems are very sturdy

Ranunculus use in weddings:

The sturdy stem and hardy flower of the ranunculus make it an excellent choice for brides and bridesmaids bouquets.  Because there is only one flower on each stem, and the flowers tend to be small, many stems will be needed in each bouquet, or else (as is more commonly done), the ranunculus can just be used as accent flowers.

The ranunculus can be wire-wrapped but it might begin to droop before the night is over –they prefer to be in water.

Ranunculus is an excellent choice for a centerpiece flower –adding interest and charm to the table for those who are sitting there –able to closely observe.

Cost saving tip: Don’t use ranunculus in large arrangements that will only be seen from a distance – these fascinating little flowers won’t make much of a show from there.

Ranunculus Design tip: Ranunculus is pretty in bouquets at all levels of openness, from a tight bloom to a full blown flower.  Try mixing ranunculus of differing openness and color shades for a dynamic, beautiful effect.

Ranunculus Season and sources: Ranunculus is usually in season in the spring.  They are grown in Holland and in California, as well as gardens throughout the middle of the USA.

Pair them Ranunculus with:

These light purple roses paired with deep purple ranunculus flow together so nicely -it creates the allusion that the ranunculus are actually dark purple roses

These light purple roses paired with deep purple ranunculus flow together so nicely -it creates the allusion that the ranunculus are actually dark purple roses

Roses will complement because of the enclosed, spiraling nature of both these flowers’ petals.

Gerbera Daisies also do well next to ranunculus because of their similarity in colors and happy spring feeling.

Peonies look very nice with ranunculus, especially if both flowers are the same color –it can look as if the ranunculus is smaller versions of the peonies, which is a very nice design effect.

Ranunculus will also look beautiful in any mix of garden flowers.