Discover the bloom with its own hashtag and learn why it's taking the flower world by storm...
The ranunculus is a perfect flower to see you from winter through to spring. It looks a little bit like a small rose, but is in fact from the buttercup family.
It boasts many small petals which open out beautifully, and is available in an array of varieties and most colours, except blue.
Interestingly Megan reveals, “Blue is actually quite an uncommon colour. There aren’t really that many blue flowers compared to other hues.”
Ranunculus are mainly grown in Europe, rather than being flown in from further overseas. This keeps transport costs down and so they can often be quite inexpensive, not to mention much fresher too.
This flower is seeing huge popularity at present, partly due to its very soft natural shape which is proving popular at weddings. It’s so popular that it actually has its own hashtag; #ranunculove.
Due to its rise to fame so to speak, there are a host of new varieties coming out. The Butterfly Ranunculus is far more delicate with less petals, while the large-headed luxury ones called Clooney are such a beautiful statement.
When featuring this stem at home, they look fabulous as one big mass of ranunculi, or look as equally as beautiful teamed with other seasonal spring flowers such as roses, tulips, peonies and anemones.