Ranunculus ficaria Brazen Hussy description
Rich golden flowers over black and bronze foliage in spring, which can really brighten up a dull spot.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a shady border and it can grow in most soils, including heavy or clay ones, provided they aren’t too dry. Also bear in mind that it goes dormant in the summer, so be careful if you are hoeing the border.
We have plenty more alpine plants for sale that are easy like this one.
Common name: Lesser celandine Brazen Hussy.
Also known as: Ficaria verna ‘Brazen Hussy’
The best position in the garden:
Prefers semi shade or shade, but will tolerate sun if not too dry.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil. Tolerates clay soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 15 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.