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Tecolote Merlot Ranunculus

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'Tecolote Merlot' Ranunculus is a florist’s darling, with layer upon layer of wine-colored petals packed into magnificent flowers. Mature petals are accented with silver edges, and these flowers add bold contrast to the garden or flower arrangement from late spring to early summer. Easy to grow in beds and containers, each bulb produces numerous blooms, with straight stems and an exceptionally long vase-life. Order these for spring delivery.
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Botanical Name
Ranunculus asiaticus 'Tecolote Merlot'
Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Hardiness Zone
Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Lift in colder zones
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
18" tall
Bulb Spacing
12 per sq ft
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


Plant 'Tecolote Merlot' Ranunculus for luscious burgundy blooms. Silky flowers unfurl in late spring to early summer, held above mounding, fern-like foliage on strong stems. When harvested in the bud stage, the 4-inch-wide blooms last for up to two weeks in a vase. Ranunculus are cool season bloomers that can be planted in spring or fall. In spring, Ranunculus can be planted in any zone for late spring to summer blooms. In fall, Ranunculus can be planted in the garden in zones 8-10; in cooler zones 1-7, they must be started indoors and can be moved outdoors in the spring. Plant in a sunny location in well-drained soil. Ranunculus loves moisture during the growing period and drier conditions as summer progresses – so a spot with good drainage is a must. After the growing season ends, Ranunculus can overwinter in the garden in zones 8-10; in zones 1-7, grow them as annuals, or lift the tubers and store in a cool, dry, dark place over the winter months.