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PlantFiles: Meadow Buttercup
Ranunculus acris 'Flore-pleno'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ranunculus (ra-NUN-ku-lus) (Info)
Species: acris (AK-riss) (Info)
Cultivar: Flore-pleno

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hillfarm On Sep 2, 2011, hillfarm from Quesnel, BC (Zone 4a) wrote:

Have grown this for a few years; originally received it from Linda's Perennials in Quesnel; she had no i.d. for it & was selling it as a possible Trollius. I have been searching for i.d. for a few years & am now very certain it is indeed a Double Buttercup - flowers are very small (buttercup-sized) though they do indeed look like miniature Trollius blooms.

Very pretty; lots & lots of bloom over a very long period May right through June. I cut it back after flowering; gets quite leggy towards end of bloom season. Easily divided in spring or autumn. Has acted as a clump-former for me, not at all invasive. Nice plant.

Positive Kim_M On Mar 10, 2011, Kim_M from Hamburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I Love this plant!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Denver, Colorado
Des Plaines, Illinois
Machesney Park, Illinois
Palatine, Illinois
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fargo, North Dakota
Haviland, Ohio
Sheridan, Wyoming

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