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butterfly ranunculus bloom, pale pink shiny

A Test Run for New Blooms

Flower trials are an important part of flower farming.  Sometimes I test to see which flowers I can reliably offer during the season or push outside their normal limits.  Other times, I grow new to me varieties or something unusual to see if its going to be a hit or a dud.  It is a good thing I have limited space or I could easily get carried away with trialing new flowers! Butterfly Ranunculus I am intrigued by these flowers.  Unlike the multilayered petals of a more traditional ranunculus, Butterfly Ranunculus remind me of the perennial Anemone hybrids with their single petal form.  They have multiple flowers on each stem and the flower petals have...

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