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Ranunculus ficaria



The Lesser Celandine is a sweet little plant that grows in woodland and hedgerows throughout Europe. Tiny clusters of white tubers produce rosettes of bright shiny leaves ,often with silvery or brown markings,in December, and then bright yellow flowers in January. They appear at a time of the year when there is little else in flower.

It is not really surprising that over the last several centuries gardeners and botanists have been selecting out variations among wild seedlings. In the last twenty years the process has accelerated, and now there are quite a lot of them!

John Carter, who holds one of the National Collections at Rowden Gardens has published an invaluable and comprehensive guide to the cultivars that have been named. His timely recording of the history and identity of these plants has saved us all from a lot of chaos.

I grow a fair number, but honestly, I have only just scratched the surface.

  • Ranunculus ficaria
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Aglow in the Dark'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Albus' Farplants
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Albus' Alternatives
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Ashen Primrose'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Aurantiacus'
  • Ranunculus ficaria "Aurescent Seedling"
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Bantam Egg'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Brambling'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Child'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussey'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Bregover White'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Budgerigar'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Bunch'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Carnon Downs Double'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Chedglow'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Chocolate Cream'
  • Ranunculus ficaria chrysocephalus'Major'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Coffee Cream'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Coker Cream'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Collarette'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Copper and Cream'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Coppernob'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Corinne Tremaine'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Coy Hussey'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Crawshay Cream'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Crawshay Cream Variegated'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Cupreus'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Damerham'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Dappled Grey'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Deborah Jope'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Diane Rowe'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Double Bronze'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Double Cream'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Double Mud'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Double White'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Dusky Maiden'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'E.A.Bowles'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Elan'
  • Ranunculus ficaria ssp. ficariiformis
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Flore-plena'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Fried Egg'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Green Eyed Flore Plena'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Green Rim'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Greenpetal'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Holly Green'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Hoskins Variegated'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Hullavington'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Hyde and Seek'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Hyde Hall'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Inky'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Jake Perry'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Jane's Dress'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Ken Aslett'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Lambrook Black'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Leo'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Limelight'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Little Southey'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Magnum'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Martin Gibbs Progeny'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Martin's Favourite'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Melanie Jope'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Mimsey'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Mobled Jade'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Montacute'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Mr Brown'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Newton Abbott'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Oakenden Cream'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Old Master'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Orange Sorbet'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Pencarn'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Primrose'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Primrose Brassy'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Primrose Elf'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Primrose Flame'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Pulla Cross Primrose'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Quillet'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'RUH'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Ragamuffin'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Randalls White'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Red Cuckoo'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Roz's Variegated'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Salad Bowl'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Salmons White'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Sheldon Silver'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Silver Collar'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'South Downs'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Suffusion'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Tamar Primrose'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'The Ghost'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Torquay Elf'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Tortoiseshell'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Trenwheal'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Tubby'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Undercurrent'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Wild Holly'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Wild Red Back'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Winkworth'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Witchampton'
  • Ranunculus ficaria 'Yaffle'