Ranunculus flammula subsp. minimus

Ranunculus flammula subsp. minimus

Product no.: 285

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Dwarf Lesser Spearwort.

  • Approximate height: 30cm (12 inches)
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 0 - 5cm (0 - 2 inches)
  • Flowering time: May to September
  • Flower colour: Yellow
  • Supplied bare root
This is a rare subspecies of the native lesser spearwort, found in remote lowland parts of the British Isles in damp grassland and waterlogged soils. It has much fleshier, firmer, and more compact foliage than the standard lesser spearwort, yet with flowers that are the same size (around 1½ cm across). These properties make it much more ornamental and thus more suitable for the garden pond than its leggy cousin. The leaves are glossy bright green with a lanceolate shape. Yellow buttercup flowers are produced from early summer right through to late autumn. Dead-head the plant after flowering to keep the maximum number of new flowers coming, by trimming back any old stems. 
Please note that R. flammula, like all buttercups, is toxic and should not be eaten by humans or pets.

We recommend starting your Ranunculus flammula subsp. minimus off in a pot of 1 litre capacity. Read more on how to pot and care for your plant here.


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