James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Fri, 14 Apr 2006 11:46:09 PDT
>I am surprised to hear that Ranuculus ficaria 'Brazzen Hussey' is a thug
>there.  So, how thuggish is it...inquiring minds want to know?  We have
>been growing it for 15 years and it grows and flowers well, but have
>never even had enough to even offer it for sale.

Dear Tony and all;
	It is a 'bit' of a thug. I have dug and moved pieces of it a 
few times and it is always there where it was dug from remaining 
bits. The stray tubers get mixed in soil and we will  find a new 
blooming plant. I can always dig a few each year for garden visitors 
without any thought. Seedlings ? I am not sure if this is true, but 
it does seem to regenerate from tiny bits.

	In any case, when the bright shiny satiny flowers bloom 
against the dark brown/black foliage it really is an aptly named 
Brazen Hussy of a plant and after bloom it goes dormant without 
bothering anything nearby.

	I suppose if I were intent on propagation I could build up 
stocks in a short time without a lot of fuss.

	Lots of garden visitors like it, even if it is a Ranunculus. 
	Best	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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