Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Ranunculus asiaticus L. varieties

Varieties of the florists’ ranunculus, not further identifed.


Horticultural & Botanical History

See Ranunculus asiaticus L.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1843 catalogue. 



Published Jan 26, 2009 - 03:14 PM | Last updated Sep 30, 2011 - 05:31 PM

figured are 3 very double ranunculus in shades of white, red and yellow.

Ranunculus asiaticus L. 'Herbert', 'Luna' and 'Felix' | FC p.25/1841 | BHL


Family Ranunculaceae
Region of origin

Originally Mediterranean, North Africa, Asia, but Florists’ flowers of garden origin, England and Europe

Common Name

Persian buttercup, Turban buttercup, Florists’ ranunculus

Name in the Camden Park Record

Ranunculus many varieties 


Confidence level high