Friday, April 18, 2008

Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussy'

This is one of our earliest perennials to bloom. The leaves come up, very dark, sometimes almost black, long before the last frost and once if warms up a little it will be covered with shiny yellow flowers, buttercup color, which is appropriate since this is a buttercup. If you plant it be sure to remember where, since it will go dormant once the heat sets in. It seems to like rock gardens and mostly full sun, though I do have some in other places. At some point it seems to self seed and I find babies in other places. With this plant, I never find that to be a problem since it is so pretty and not very big even as a full sized plant, probably 8 inches across on this one and 5 inches tall. More of the buttercups tomorrow.

1 comment:

Nancy J. Bond said...

The contrast between the foliage and those lovely yellow blooms is stunning. Very nice.