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Re: Ranunculus 2012
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2012, 05:04:45 PM »
Looks to me like R. pyrenaeus (see Wrightman's website for comparison image), Mark ... but (apart from the scent ... perhaps), WHY ON EARTH would you wish to hybridise these two gloriously individual buttercups?
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Re: Ranunculus 2012
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2012, 05:25:37 PM »
Thanks Cliff. Hybridising just popped in to my head
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Re: Ranunculus 2012
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2012, 05:32:41 PM »
Wrightman says http://www.wrightmanalpines.com/category/genus/ranunculus

Upright lance-like leaves with flowering stems to 15cm bearing several pure white flowers, each ~ 2cm across; grows very easily and endures drought.

Mine is too tall and doesnt have pure white lowers
« Last Edit: May 09, 2012, 05:35:48 PM by mark smyth »
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Re: Ranunculus 2012
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2012, 08:10:28 PM »
? Ranunculus amplexicaulis

This originated from Jack Drake's nursery.  My original plants were a semi double and one with a pink tinge but I do not have the pink one now.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2012, 08:31:07 PM by Roma »
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Re: Ranunculus 2012
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2012, 10:04:39 PM »
Roma yours look like mine but your plants look short. What height are yours? are they tinged with cream and are they sweetly scented?

edit to say I looked at yours again and they are tinged with cream
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Re: Ranunculus 2012
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2012, 10:08:43 PM »
I'm just home from doing a bat survey - not that you need to know that - on farm land. I found a large area where all the Ranunculus acris have black leaves. The best one is home with me but I pulled all the leaves off for try and keep moisture in the growing point. In a few weeks I'll go back and take photos.

Does anyone know how common is the black leaved R. acris? I grow Hedgehog which has black leaves and lemon flowers.
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Re: Ranunculus 2012
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2012, 04:26:43 PM »
I can't detect any scent from my Ranunculus amplexicaulis, Mark.  The pics were taken in 2008 but they are flowering now.  They are about 20cms high.  It does not grow from a bulb (as far as I remember).
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Re: Ranunculus 2012
« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2012, 04:43:18 PM »
OK. Mine are definitely scented. I'm only guessing, from last year, that mine had small R. asiaticus type tubers
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Re: Ranunculus 2012
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2012, 01:29:25 AM »
two big close ups

Ranunculus sp. - This appeared in a raised bed this year. I hope it's not R. repens
Ranunculus acris Citrinus - looking great just now. It's amazing how quickly they take off after division
« Last Edit: May 12, 2012, 10:42:39 AM by mark smyth »
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Re: Ranunculus 2012
« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2012, 09:28:59 PM »
I got round to splitting up a pot of Ranunculus amplexicaulis seedlings today.  It is two or three years since they germinated.  They do not have a 'claw' like R. asiaticus but more of a fleshy root not unlike a small Roscoea.
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Re: Ranunculus 2012
« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2012, 08:56:18 PM »
regrets, regrets

Yesterday I saw a lovely cream flowered Ranunculus bulbosum growing among 1000s of normal yellow ones. Did I photograph it? No. Did I bring it in to cultivation? No. Damn!

I did see a plant that had double flowers
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