RANUNCULUS cortusifolius

Part shade
Moisture retentive soil
Pot Size


Height x Spread:  90cm x 75cm

Commonly known as the Giant Buttercup, it produces clusters of very large single, saucer-like flowers with lustrous, vivid yellow petals and green eye, on tall, strong stems with fresh green leaves not unlike a maple.

Native to the Azores, it cheerfully flowers from spring into early summer, before dying back completely into a tuber only to reappear again in early spring.  So be sure to mark where you have planted it, to avoid unwanted excavation.  It positively thrives in dappled to deep shade in a fertile, moist soil, making it ideal for lighting up dimly lit areas of a bog garden, adding a real punch of colour.  May self-seed.