Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Orange Ranunculus

Orange Ranunculus flower

Spent the afternoon planting annuals at work, pretty little violas, the annuals of spring, forced bulbs and even a few Hellebores, which aren't annual, but perennial. But the biggest splash of color came from some orange Ranunculus. It isn't hard to see why the ranunculus (a cultivar of Ranunculus asiaticus most likely) is such a popular flower for wedding bouquets. Its papery petals are something else. I know at least one orange-flower loving gal who would have loved seeing these today.


frank@nycg said...

I wish these were hardy here. Wait, are they?

Sweetgum Thursday said...

Not here. Maybe hardy to Zone 8 only.