cornwall in colours: a rainbow

Persian Buttercups

As mentioned in my Eden post here are more photos of the incredible Persian Buttercups (Ranunculus asiaticus). Just grab your sunglasses and take a look:

The clashing colours are just so amazing. Must be hundreds of bulbs planted here. Have you ever seen such a floriferous display?

Singles, doubles all with flouncy petticoats, in every colour including yellow. Buttercups will never mean the same again.



  1. So exciting … these are really splendid!

    1. Heyjude says:

      They certainly make an impact.

  2. restlessjo says:

    Stunning! I don’t think I’ve seen more than a dozen or two at a time and they really are lovely. Love that final close up, Jude. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Gorgeous aren’t they? Can buy 150 bulbs for just over Β£20 now. Now if only I had somewhere to plant them…

      1. restlessjo says:

        Don’t you have a nearby field? X

        1. Heyjude says:

          Yes, but the cattle and sheep use it.

        2. restlessjo says:

          That would make an interesting shot xx

  3. beetleypete says:

    Such a lovely burst of colour on a dull and misty day, Jude. Delicious!
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      They certainly wake you up Pete. Gorgeous colours. I might be tempted myself next year.

  4. pommepal says:

    Fantastic burst of colour. Wonder what all those colours would look like in material

    1. Heyjude says:

      A fabulous quilt.

      1. pommepal says:

        Yes it would look very vibrant

  5. Tish Farrell says:

    Buttercup bliss. I’m going to have to see if I can grow some now πŸ™‚

      1. Tish Farrell says:

        Oh thanks v.much, Jude. I shall have a look.

  6. janesmudgeegarden says:

    What beautiful jewel-like colours they all are. These are flowers I can actually grow in my garden and what I like about them as well as their colours, is that they self-seed.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They look so exotic! I am wondering if I can grow them too. Need to find out more about their likes and dislikes.

  7. So are ranunculas and buttercups the same plant? Mr ET grows ranunculas every spring, but not in these glorious colours.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The ranunculus family is huge: it includes clematis, Anemone blanda, pulsatilla, aquilegia, thalictrum, nigella, cimicifuga, delphinium and hellebores. As well as the common buttercups. I remember them from Cape Town where they were used as bedding plants in the centre of one of the main roads. And florists use them a lot. Have a look here to see the wonderful colours:

      1. Well, there you go. I didn’t know all those were related. That website is an Aladdin’s cave of treasures.

        1. Heyjude says:

          It’s very easy to spend a LOT of money!

  8. Su Leslie says:

    I loved them in your earlier post, and if possible, even more so now πŸ˜€

    1. Heyjude says:

      They deserved an outing of their own, even if really they should be on my flower blog!

      1. Su Leslie says:

        A re-blog later then!!

  9. This reminds me so much of my trip to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad. πŸ™‚ Such beautiful colours.

    1. Heyjude says:

      On a much smaller scale!!

  10. Joanne Sisco says:

    No – buttercups will never be the same again! I love that riot of colour!

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