PERSIAN BUTTERCUP ON THE BLACK SEA COAST OF KRASNODAR REGION
- The authors:
- Kozina S. V.
- Page numbers:
- 71 - 77
- Persian buttercup, variety population, phenophases, planting date, duration of blooming
Persian buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus L.) belongs to the family of buttercups (Ranunculaceae L.). It is a perennial plant, 40–50 cm tall, whose underground part are storage tuberous rhizomes 2.0–2.5 cm long, Optimal temperature for growth and development is 4–17 о С. The temperature below minus 10 о C is detrimental to the plant. The climate on the Black Sea coast of Russia meets the requirements of this culture in terms of temperature and moisture. In the area of Sochi, the beginning of blooming was noted from the second ten-day festival of April. Experimental plants bloomed on average 25 days. Growing season lasted for about 133–174 days. Persian buttercup plants of orange-red, pink and white variety populations were the most ornamental.