For discerning collectors!
Grass-leaved buttercup is native to the mountains of South-West Europe, but is not usually offered in nurseries or garden centres. (*)
However, Ranunculus gramineus was taken up by the RHS which gave it an Award of Garden Merit in 1993. Maybe one just needs to be a producer and wait patiently until the seeds germinate!
It has very attractive little lemon yellow flowers in sprint which go beautifully with its bluish grey 15 cm long leaves.
Grow in a rock garden in full sun in a sandy, humus-rich and well-drained soil. (or in an alpine greenhouse).
(*) : Le Clos d'Armoise is a botanical nursery. We are both collectors and producers. One of our aims is to help you discover plants that are rarely found or little cultivated in France. This is the case with Ranunculus gramineus. As with many botanical species, it is far from being fashionable or on the cover or gardening magazines. So we now wish it the best of luck!
Botanical Magazine (Curtis), t. 164 (1792)
- 0,4L pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 6-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
- Flower colour: yellow
- Flowering period: spring flowers