How Do I Kill Ranunculus ficaria
Fri, 16 Apr 2010 15:43:28 PDT
On 15 Apr 2010, at 13:48, Judy Glattstein wrote:

> Lesser celandine, Ranunculus ficaria, will likely survive a nuclear blast. 

I had a patch of 'Picton's Double' that I was successful in eradicating two or 
three years ago. Simple method: at flowering time, dig up every clump you can 
spot, using a narrow, long, *strong* trowel.

The next spring the expected reappearance of the ranunculus did not appear. For 
whatever reason, virtually all the tubers had been successfully lifted.

Now it may be that 'Picton's Double' isn't among the strongest growing forms of 
R. ficaria, but it had always given the impression of being a fairly vigorous 

This report may point the way for you.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate
on beautiful Vancouver Island…

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