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Ranunculus - Pastello

Plants

Sale price$7.00

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One of my all time favourite ranunculus varieties! Pastello is the perfect mix of soft warm shades of pink with the odd pale peaches mixed in. Pastello has a more informal ruffly flower shape than other ranunculus varieties.


Plant Type: Bulb

Ideal Location: Full Sun / Partial Shade

Spacing: 10–15cm

Height: 30cm+

See our Ranunc Growing Guide for more growing info & tips, and if you're wondering why we're selling plants instead of corms see our post about Learning to Grow Ranuncs from Seed(lings).

A Note on Hardening Off

All our plants are grown as we would grow & plant ourselves, which means we typically do not harden off (acclimatise) any of our smaller plants before planting.

Instead, after planting, we always cover all our plants with some sort of frost/mikroclima type cloth over wire low hoops. We leave this cover on till the plants are too big for the cover (usually a couple months later). We have found this extra layer of prolonged cover does away with any need to faff around hardening off plants, and the difference between any plants under these low hoops and those with zero transitionary cover is astonishing!

Prior to planting we also always give our plants a very good soak in water with a swig of seaweed solution and innoculate our plants with beneficial microorganisms. This helps alleviate stress, and start all our plants off with the best possible beginnings.

If however you don't / can't plant under some similar sort of cover, then we do definitely recommend you give your plants 5–14 days to slowly acclimatise to your less protected environment before planting out. We are reasonably mild compared to more southern growers, so easing the plants into colder climates is definitely advised.

Cloth: Polynet / Redpath
Hoops: 4mm Fencing Wire (which we cut up to fit our beds, with bolt cutters as fencing pliers are waaay too hard on our hands!)