Ranunculus linguana grandiflora

£4.10

  Great Spearwort

Long deep green leaves with large glossy buttercup flowers.

Description

The largest member of the buttercup family, with tall stems, large leaves and big, yellow, buttercup flowers.

Top tip: Plant into a 10lt planting basket so it doesn’t blow over.  Plant in with iris pseudacorus for a continuation of bright yellow flowers in Spring.

Flowers: April/May

Height of plant: 50-90cm from shoot-root junction.

Propagation:  Sends out runners below the water, which readily form root clusters that can easily can be divided to pot on.

How to plant:  Plant into a 10lt planting basket using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil and place on a shelf in the pond.  Fill the planting basket to a depth so that, when planted, the shoot-root junction of the plant will be level with the rim. Hold the plant securely and fill in with soil all around the roots, pressing the soil down very firmly until the planting crate is almost filled to the brim.  For aesthetic purposes, the soil can then be top dressed with no more than 1cm of pea gravel.

Recommended planting depth:  The planting depth for this plant measured from soil surface to water surface and not including any gravel dressing is 5-20cm.