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Ranunculus ficaria ‘Brazen Hussy’
Ranunculus ficaria ‘Brazen Hussy’
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Ranunculus ficaria ‘Brazen Hussy’

Celandine Buttercup

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.451.200

This is a unique form of the Lesser Celandine, a buttercup native to Europe. Plants bloom in early to late spring, forming a gorgeous mound of purple-black foliage, contrasting beautifully with the small yellow buttercup flowers. Clumps spread steadily to form a good-sized patch in time. Since this goes completely dormant in summer, plan on combining with something that will fill in the gap, such as a Hosta. Tolerates summer heat and humidity. Clumps may be easily divided in the late summer or fall when they are dormant. This plant may become INVASIVE, be cautious if you consider growing it.

Further details for
Ranunculus ficaria ‘Brazen Hussy’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.