How to Plant and Grow Ranunculus

Ranunculus are loved for their lush, multi-petaled blossoms. They bloom in many lovely colors and are long-lasting cut flowers. In this video, you’ll learn how to plant and grow ranunculus. Instructions cover how to soak and pre-sprout the corms, how to prepare a planting bed, how to space the corms for maximum flower production, and when to harvest to ensure long-lasting blooms. 

Growing ranunculus is a bit more challenging than growing most other types of flowers. Timing is critical because ranunculus are cool weather plants. They bloom during spring and early summer and stop producing flowers once temperatures rise. In most areas, the corms must be started indoors in late winter and then be transplanted into the garden in early spring while the weather is still cool.