Ranunculus repens ‘Buttered Popcorn’

(Buttered Popcorn Buttercup)


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Buttered Popcorn’ is a dense, creeping ground cover that typically grows to 10″ tall and features attractive, chartreuse and gold, deeply cut, serrated, snowflake-like leaves on creeping stems which root as they go at the nodes. Bright yellow flowers appear above the foliage in spring.

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Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates full shade. Prefers moist organically rich soils in part shade. Tends to spread more rapidly in moist, shady conditions. Survives being mowed in a lawn. Propagate by seed or division.

‘Buttered Popcorn’ has best color in sun to part shade (leaf color more golden in sun and more green in shade).

Excellent ground cover for large sections of naturalized areas, particularly in moist conditions where many other types of ground cover will not thrive. Pond peripheries. Because of invasive tendencies, caution should be exercised in planting this perennial in the landscape.  ‘Buttered Popcorn’ can be agressive, but less so than the species.

Additional information

Blooming Period


Botanical Name

Ranunculus repens 'Buttered Popcorn'

Common Name

Buttered Popcorn Buttercup

Evergreen or Deciduous


Flower Color


Foliage Color

Chartreuse and gold

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b



Light Requirements

Sun to shade

Water Needs

Average to wet



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