Ranunculus is Latin for a little frog.
I find that rather funny because the connection to little green frogs is not what I have in mind when I look at this flower. To me, Ranunculi just have the same lush romantic appeal as roses or peonies. That is why I adore them so much and use ranunculi as often as I can in my bridal bouquets.
They come in colors that range from pure white through peach, yellow, pink, orange, red, and burgundy, plus many gorgeous bicolors, which makes them a perfect fit for a valentine’s bouquet.
Ranunculi are a little bit more delicate than most flowers and therefore need a little special treatment. Here are some tips to make them last for 10 to 12 days in a vase:
First, you should remove all the leaves from the stem, which could touch the water.
They do not need so much water, so just fill half of your vase with warm water.
If you cut them use floral shears or a sharp knife to protect the stem.
Change the water every two days.
If the flowers are cut before they are fully open, they last for 10 to 12 days in a vase.
Love Julia Gauld