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I’ve been a florist for a long time.  I find it interesting that like fashion, paint colors, and food, flowers will cycle through a resurgence of popularity. Currently, one of the most asked about flowers is ranunculus.  I like ranunculus, and because they are available from the Holland Market I usually have them in the cooler all year.

With a variety of colors offered, it’s easy to transition from season to season: shades of pink, white and yellow ranunculas for spring; orange and gold ranunculus for fall; red and cream ranunculus in the winter.

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Ranunculus – light pink

Ranunculus - assorted spring colors

Ranunculus – assorted spring colors

Ranunculus - white

Ranunculus – white

Ranunculus - red

Ranunculus – red

Ranunculus - yellow

Ranunculus – yellow

Ranunculus - hot pink

Ranunculus – hot pink

Ranunculus - and Orange and "Pauline Violet" Ranunculus –  “Aazur Apricot” and “Pauline Violet”

People often think ranunculus look like little peonies.
They remind me of brussel sprouts.