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lesser celandine 'Brazen Hussy'
Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussy'
Ficaria is a relatively small genus of European herbs. It is closely related to buttercups (Ranunculus) and is sometimes included within that genus
'Brazen Hussy' is a compact tuberous rooted perennial, dying down in summer. Glossy, heart-shaped, deep blackish-bronze leaves to 5cm long contrast with bright yellow flowers 3cm wide, in early spring
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in partial or full shade in moist, humus-rich soil
Divide, or detach basal bulbils in spring or autumn. Propagate by seed as soon as it is ripe, in a cold frame; cultivars will not come true from seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Garden Edging
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning None required
Pests Slugs, snails and aphids can be problematic
Powdery mildew can be a problem if the plants become stressed
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