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High Alpine Buttercup
Ranunculus calandrinioides

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ranunculus (ra-NUN-ku-lus) (Info)
Species: calandrinioides (ka-lan-DREEN-ee-oy-deez) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 10, 2001, Baa wrote:

Little, delicate looking, perennial from the Atlas Mountains.

Has light blue-green, broad, lance like, thick leaves with pale veins upto 3 inches long. Bears 1-3, white sometimes flushed pinkish, cup shaped, 5 petalled flowers about 1.5-2 inches across.

Flowers late February-early April.

Like a very sharply drained, rich soil in full sun.

It's a summer dormant plant and hates being wet at this time.