- Approximate height: 30cm (12 inches)
- Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 0 - 5cm (0 - 2 inches)
- Flowering time: May to October
- Flower colour: Yellow
- Supplied in the 8cm pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 1 litre pot
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 and in spring are sometimes attractively flecked with purple. Yellow buttercup flowers are produced from early summer right through to late autumn, making it a constant source of colour. Dead-head the plant after flowering to keep the maximum number of new flowers coming.
Please note that R. flammula, like all buttercups, is toxic and should not be eaten by humans or pets
If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 4 - 6 Ranunculus flammula subsp. minimus plants per square foot of ground, or 2 - 3 plants per linear foot of pond edge. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.