Tempt spring indoors with ranunculus
Spring deserves to be celebrated. You can do that extravagantly with ranunculus, a party animal of the first order. The grower plants the bulbs for this seasonal flower in the autumn, so that the ranunculus emerges just at the moment when you're ready for your spring party. Good timing!
COLOURS AND SHAPES
The ranunculus comes in white, yellow, orange, pink, red and purple. Its petals open one by one, so you can slowly look deep into its good heart.
Did you know that the ranunculus symbolises charm? If you gave someone a bunch of ranunculus in Victorian times, you were saying: "I feel you have many charms." Those were the days eh? But you can be sure that nowadays you can still make people happy with a colourful bunch of ranunculus.
The ranunculus comes all the way from central Asia originally. By a roundabout route the flower finally ended up in Europe, where it was given its official name: Ranunculus. This is the Latin word for frog - not so strange if you bear in mind that in the wild the ranunculus occurs in swampy areas.
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