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Flower Spotlight: Arranging with Ranunculus

Kailee Palileo 09 Jun 2023
orange and light pink ranunculus up close

When it comes to creating captivating and enchanting floral arrangements, one flower stands out for its delicate beauty and versatile appeal: the ranunculus. With its intricate layers of petals and a wide range of vibrant colors, ranunculus blooms have become a favorite choice for florists, event planners, and flower enthusiasts alike. In this blog post, we will delve into the world of ranunculus and explore how these exquisite flowers can elevate your floral designs to new heights.

The Allure of Ranunculus

red, white, pink, and orange ranunculus un four vases


Ranunculus flowers are often described as nature's masterpiece, thanks to their lush, multi-layered petals that resemble delicate tissue paper. These blooms exude an air of elegance and sophistication, making them perfect for adding a touch of luxury to any floral arrangement. With a diverse color palette that includes soft pastels, vibrant pinks, rich oranges, and pure whites, ranunculus offers endless possibilities for creating stunning, eye-catching displays.

Versatility in Design

white ranunculus in vase against white background

One of the remarkable features of ranunculus is their versatility in design. Whether you're aiming for a romantic, bohemian bouquet or an elegant centerpiece, ranunculus can effortlessly adapt to any style or theme. Their intricate petal formations make them ideal for adding texture and depth to arrangements, creating visual interest and captivating focal points. Ranunculus also harmonize well with other flowers, whether used as a focal point or as a complementary element in mixed bouquets or centerpieces.

A Year-Round Delight

assorted ranunculus up close

Thanks to the advancement of horticultural techniques and global flower sourcing, ranunculus are now available all year round - allowing you to incorporate their beauty into your floral designs regardless of the season. Whether it's spring or winter, summer or fall, you'll be able to find the perfect ranunculus bloom for your project. Don't shy away from experimenting with different varieties; from bright pink to coral orange, there is a wide variety of colors and sizes available.

Symbolism and Sentiment

white and light pink ranunculus up close in a vase

Like many flowers, ranunculus carry symbolic meanings that can add depth and significance to your floral arrangements. Often associated with charm, attractiveness, and radiant beauty, ranunculus convey messages of admiration and affection. Including ranunculus in your arrangements can evoke feelings of love, joy, and celebration, making them a perfect choice for weddings, anniversaries, and other special occasions where emotions run high.

Care and Handling Tips

orange and salmon ranunculus in a clear vase

To ensure the longevity of ranunculus blooms in your arrangements, it's essential to follow proper care and handling practices. The recommended delivery date for your Ranunculus Flowers is 3 days before your event. To care for your Ranunculus, just follow these steps and your flowers should bloom beautifully...

  1. Open your box of flowers and inspect. If upon first inspection, you foresee a problem with your flowers, call us immediately at 1-877-507-6737. However, it is absolutely NORMAL for your flowers to appear sleepy and thirsty after their journey.
  2. Ensure that your flower buckets are clean and disinfected.
  3. Fill the buckets with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water. If you have flower food follow the instructions on the packet to prepare your water.
  4. Remove flowers from box by cutting any straps.
  5. Remove any flower bunch packaging material, including plastic sleeve and/or newspaper.
  6. Cut stems diagonally under running water with sharp scissors to desired length.
  7. Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared buckets.
  8. Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate well. Flowers may take up to 12 hours to properly hydrate.
  9. Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat.
  10. Change water every 24 hours to keep flowers fresh. Assure that your flowers have sufficient water. The flowers will drink an exceptionally large amount of water upon arrival.

five pink ranunculus in a vase

Ranunculus flowers have rightfully earned their place among the most beloved blooms in the floral world. Their delicate beauty, versatility in design, and symbolic meanings make them an excellent choice for creating enchanting and memorable floral arrangements. Whether you're a professional florist or an aspiring flower enthusiast, incorporating ranunculus into your designs will undoubtedly add a touch of elegance and allure. Explore the myriad of colors and forms that ranunculus offer and let their enchanting presence bring your floral creations to life.

FiftyFlowers not only provides a large selection of wholesale ranunculus, we also offer other wholesale blooms, ready to go arrangements, and DIY combo boxes! We have an award-winning customer service team and offer free shipping on all orders, so make sure to check us out today!

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