Versatile Rococo Ranunculus to be launched at "meet the breeder" event

Rococo Ranunculus bred in England by John Fielding will be launched next month at an event organised by Plants for Europe.

Rococo Ranunculus
Rococo Ranunculus

The Rococo Ranunculus are a new line of hardy Ranunculus that are suitable for cut flower production, container production for garden centre sales and for mail order sales.

The Rococo Ranunculus offer stem length of 60cm to 70cm. Each stem carries several flowers with a diameter of 6cm to 7cm. Vase life for cut flowers is 10 to 14 days.

The event will feature the first four varieties in the programme – peach, pink, orange-red and acid yellow. More colours are in development.

Breeder John Fielding who has spent many years working with Ranunculus to develop the new product line that can be grown in normal British garden conditions. 

Graham Spencer from PFE will discuss licensing, promotion and young plant supplies at the event.

"We are very pleased to be launching the Rococo Ranunculus after many years of development. They have been extensively trialled, both in the UK and in other countries, under a range of conditions, so we have a good understanding of their robust nature and the best way to produce a successful crop", said Spencer.

"We have also established the first four varieties in tissue culture and have a young plant supply chain in place and ready to go. There is significant interest in this programme and we will be selecting high quality growers and retailers to join with us in making this project a success."

The Open House will be held on 2 May from 1pm to 7pm at the National Cut Flower Centre in Holbeach St Johns, near Spalding.


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