Lesser Spearwort Ranunculus Flammula - 9cm Pot x 3
Ranunculus Flamula is a marginal aquatic perennial plant, native to Britain, which is perfect for flowering pondside margins and borders. It has delightfully bright yellow, buttercup-shaped flowers blooming on long, reddish stalks with narrow green leaves. The flowers have 5-11 dainty petals with delicate edges, which are either rounded or slightly ragged. Ranunculus Flammula can be rooted in the water with its leaves and flowers exposed, or in boggy soil to beautify the margin of the pond and invite small flie.
- Foliage Colour: deep green
- Flower Colour: yellow
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 30cm
- Max. spread: 25cm
- Planting Time: spring
- Flowering Time: summer
- Uses: zone 2 of a pond, bog gardens, marshes, ditches
- Attracts: small flies and bees
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Habit: tall emergent, clump forming
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: average
- Light Requirements: full sun, partial sun
- Moisture: damp ground, shallow water, poorly drained
- Soil requirements: neutral, acidic, alkaline, sand, clay, loam
- Optimum planting depth: 0-24cm above the crown of the plant
- Plant spacing: 20-30cm
- Ideal planting container: minimum 11cm mesh basket per plant
Aquatic and marginal plants should be placed in pond plant baskets filled with aquatic soil (sold separately) and topped with a thin layer of gravel to help prevent the soil from washing away. This plant is suitable for zone 2 of a pond.
Caring and Maintenance:
This is a very low maintenance plant which requires a well moisturised environment. Propagate by division in spring or grow from seeds. All wandering stems can be trimmed to control plant growth.
Please note: Ranunculus Flamula may cause skin reddening and irritation.
Help to conserve our native British flora by planting with our native plant range. These marginal pond plants grow naturally in the shallow water at the edge of the pond and are ideal for wildlife ponds or water features. As well as their attractive foliage and flowers, they provide a natural habitat for small pond creatures. The rafting varieties, such as the Water Forget-me-not, Brooklime, and Water Mint, spread out in small floating rafts, giving cover to baby fish and tadpoles. The tall emergent plants are essential for dragonflies and damsalfly nymphs to climb out of the water and transform into adults, and waterfowl like to nest among dense reeds and rushes. All plants contribute to the ecological haven of a natural pond, benefiting wildlife from tiny pond insects to mammals that like to visit for a drink.