How to grow Lesser celandine

Lesser celandine growing geophyte leaf plant of the genus Ficaria also known as Ficaria verna or Ranunculus ficaria, Lesser celandine perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant, mostly as ground cover plant, can grow in temperate, subtropical, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 4-10a.

Leaves color green in heart shape might be slightly lobed

Lesser celandine flower

Flower color yellow in daisy shape.

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Requirements for Lesser celandine growing and care:

Heavy soil, rich soil, better to put mulch in the beginning

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Winter / Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, slugs, snails

Pruning season:
All year, better after the blooming season in the autumn

How to prune:
Just for design and control

Size of the plant:
5-30cm, 2-12 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower:
Daisy yellow small flowers

Scientific name:

Ficaria verna

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Ornamental parts

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