- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Flowering Height
- 30-40 cm
- Bulb Size
- 6/7 cm
- Oranges & Yellows
Ranunculus Picotee Cafe
With notes of burnt toffee, cinnamon, and coffee, the unusual shades of Ranunculus ‘Picotee Café’ are reminiscent of a Viennese pastry selection. Chic caramelised tones are de rigeur in the floral world, and these enticing flowers will make a stylish statement at the front of your borders and in containers. This luscious variety sports large, multi-layered, peony-esque blooms with finely frilled edges. Originally bred for the cut flower trade, the stems will last over a week in fresh water. Pick just as the buds open to watch the petals gradually unfurl to their full glory in the vase.
Best planted under glass or in a polytunnel in autumn, for overwintering and blooming the following spring. Can also be started off outdoors in spring.
Soak the spider-like tubers in water for several hours prior to planting.
Plant tubers 7-10cm deep, spaced 15cm apart into well-drained, fertile soil.
For container grown plants, a mix of good quality multi-purpose compost and grit is ideal.
Provide consistent watering, ensuring soil remains moderately damp at all times. Ranunculus are susceptible to mildew if they are allowed to dry out, or rot if they are kept too wet.
Grow in a position in full sun and feed with high-potash fertiliser weekly when buds start to appear. Pick regularly as wonderful cut flowers.