Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussey'

Brazen Hussey Lesser Celandine

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

A buttercup native to Europe. Plants bloom in early to late spring, forming a gorgeous mound of purple-black foliage, contrasting beautifully with the small yellow buttercup flowers. Clumps spread steadily to form a good-sized patch in time

More About Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussey'

  • a european favorite
  • tolerates heat and humidity

Since this goes completely dormant in summer, plan on combining with something that will fill in the gap, such as a Hosta. Tolerates summer heat and humidity. Clumps may be easily divided in the late summer or fall when they are dormant.

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4-6 in


10-18 in

Hardiness Zone:


Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussey' Characteristics


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Small / Miniature
  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color
  • Specimen

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Does best in full sun
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Flower Color

  • Yellow


  • Creeping
  • Spreading