Ranunculus is native to the eastern region of the Mediterranean.The name Ranunculus comes from rana, which is Latin forfrog, and refers to the wet boggy places where these plants are found in the wild.
Ranunculus is considered a cool crop. Once temperatures rise above 16 C, production drops.
A Ranunculus can last over a week, making them an ideal choice for a bride's bouquet, a wedding centerpiece, or a mailed gift. Even after the petals fall from a Ranunculus outside, it is very amusing to watch the fuzzy black center continue to elongate.