We are combining two popular bulb types to create a grand mixture of sorts. Freesia and Ranunculus pair well together since their growth habits are similar. We chose freesias for their color diversity and visually stunning flowers with an intense fragrance. Ranunculus (also known as Buttercups) add to the mix by providing lovely peony-like blooms. Ranunculus are also available in a wide range of vibrant colors. Both varieties are easy to grow, deer resistant and are excellent as cut flowers. A fun combination!
About this Variety
This grand mixture is a combination of freesia and ranunculus in all of the colors commercially available - reds, whites, golds, oranges, yellows and pinks.
- Florist favorites
- Long-lasting cut flowers
- Grows well in containers, borders, rock gardens & mass plantings
- Wide range of bold colors
- Freesias have a delightfully sweet fragrance
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Grows 12-16" tall
Plant 4" apart, 2-3" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 8-11. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Plant in the fall, before the first frost hardens the soil. Before planting, soak the corms in lukewarm water 3-4 hours to jump start development. Dig a hole to the required depth. Place corm in hole with the 'claws' pointing downward. Cover with soil and water thoroughly. Mulch in extreme climates. In USDA zones 8 and below, freesia and ranunculus will not survive the winter and should be dug up if you wish to overwinter them.
Ranunculus prefer to be planted in light, well-drained soil. Root rot can occur in wet, poorly drained soils.In zones where ranunculus are not winter hardy, they are planted in spring for blooms late summer. In climates such as these, ranunculus are best planted in containers to ensure proper drainage and care. Ranunculus are not fans of high temperatures making cool, coastal conditions ideal growing environments.
Freesias look best planted in groups. Plant approximately 15 bulbs per square foot.Extend the blooming season in a cut garden by planting a few corms bi-weekly since they bloom 10-12 weeks after planting. Freesia can also be grown in pots indoors.