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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How to grow 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 indoor 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

How to grow Lesser celandine

Growing Lesser celandine

Lesser celandine

Lesser celandine plant care


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Ground cover plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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