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Ranunculus Care: Enhance the Beauty of Your Bouquets

Ranunculus, with their papery-delicate petals and layers upon layers of colour, bring a touch of vintage romance to any bouquet. Often likened to miniature roses or peonies, they add elegance and charm wherever they appear. Here's a guide from KS Flowers on maximizing the lifespan of your ranunculus bouquets, ensuring they grace your home with beauty for as long as possible.

Choosing the Freshest Ranunculus

Your ranunculus care journey begins with selecting a fresh and vibrant bouquet. Look for:
  • Mostly Closed Buds: Choose ranunculus with buds that are showing colour but still tightly closed. They'll gradually unfurl in your vase, extending their beauty.
  • Vibrant Colour: Opt for ranunculus with rich, saturated colours and avoid any with faded or discoloured petals.
  • Healthy Stems: Look for stems that are sturdy and green. Avoid any with signs of wilting, bruising, or yellowing.
Pro Tip: Always choose your ranunculus from a reputable florist like KS Flowers, where the flowers receive expert handling and optimal freshness is guaranteed.

Ranunculus Care at Home

  1. Clean Vase: Thoroughly wash your vase with warm, soapy water to eliminate bacteria that can shorten flower lifespan.
  2. Fresh Cut: Trim the stems at a 45-degree angle, removing about an inch off the bottom. This maximizes water absorption.
  3. Hydration is Key: Fill your vase with cool, clean water. Ranunculus are thirsty flowers, so top up the water frequently.
  4. Flower Food: Add flower food to the water to provide essential nutrients and help your ranunculus last longer.
  5. Cool Location: Keep your ranunculus bouquet away from direct sunlight, drafts, and heat sources. They prefer a cool, slightly shaded spot.

Additional Tips for Long-Lasting Ranunculus

  1. Change the Water Regularly: Replace the vase water every couple of days to prevent bacteria build-up.
  2. Recur the Stems: Periodically re-trim the stems at an angle to maintain optimal water uptake.
  3. Gentle Handling: Ranunculus have delicate stems. Handle your bouquet carefully to avoid breakage.

Enjoy Your Beautiful Ranunculus!

With proper care, your ranunculus bouquet can bring joy and a touch of romance to your home for several days. Their gradual unfurling adds an extra dimension to their charm!

Delivery Options for Your Perfect Bouquet

Whether you're in the Northampton area or across the UK, KS Flowers has you covered. We offer local Northampton delivery to ensure your peonies arrive at their freshest. Need your bouquet shipped nationwide? We provide reliable and careful delivery options across the country.

The KS Flowers Difference

At KS Flowers, we're passionate about bringing the beauty of peonies into your life. Our experienced florists hand-select the freshest blooms and expertly craft them into stunning bouquets, perfect for expressing both classic romance and modern sentiments. We pride ourselves on personalised service, attention to detail, and a commitment to exceeding your expectations.

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Ranunculus: A Wedding Favourite

Ranunculus are a sought-after choice for wedding bouquets thanks to their romantic, vintage charm and incredible range of colours. Their delicate, full blooms add a touch of undeniable elegance, whether used as the star of the bouquet or mixed with other flowers for a textural, garden-inspired look.


Ranunculus for Every Wedding Style, Ranunculus seamlessly complement a variety of wedding themes. Their soft pastel shades are perfect for romantic or classic weddings. Bolder ranunculus varieties of rich pinks, oranges, or deep reds add a striking touch to modern or Bohemian celebrations. With their long vase life, ranunculus ensure your bouquet will look stunning throughout your special day.


Let's Find Your Perfect Wedding Ranunculus, KS Flowers offers a beautiful selection of ranunculus in various shades and styles. Let us help you design a wedding bouquet that perfectly reflects your personality and brings your floral dreams to life!

History of Ranunculus

  • Mediterranean Roots: Ranunculus are native to the Mediterranean region, thriving in a climate with cooler temperatures – a preference they retain today.
  • Victorian Popularity: Ranunculus became beloved garden flowers and bouquet additions during the Victorian era. Their ruffled blooms embodied the era's romantic style.
  • Symbolism: Ranunculus have long been associated with radiant charm, attractiveness, and dazzle. Their many layers of petals add to their captivating quality.
  • Modern Ranunculus: Centuries of careful cultivation have given us the incredible array of ranunculus colours and forms available today. They range from soft pastels to vibrant, multi-toned varieties.

Did You Know? Fun Facts About Ranunculus

  • Little Frogs: Their Latin name, "Ranunculus", means "little frog." This refers to their traditional habitat in marshy areas.
  • Buttercup Cousins: While commonly called "buttercups" by flower enthusiasts, ranunculus are in a separate genus but the same family, explaining their similarity.
  • "Coyote Eyes" Variety: Some modern ranunculus has contrasting dark centres, referred to as "coyote eyes", adding a unique touch.
  • Popularity Boost: Ranunculus are having a major resurgence in weddings and bouquets, prized for their romantic look and long vase life.

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