With a name like that sweet girl next door, the ranunculus Charlotte is anything but ordinary. It's about time you're getting to know more about the most wanted Japanese ranunculus of these times. With their top-heavy blooms, this mega ranunculus equals a peony’s appearance and makes a great addition to a loose garden-inspired arrangement.
The Most Wanted Ranunculus
Each flower coming from the land of the rising sun promises to make a jaw-dropping entrance to the flower market, but why is this particular one so different and popular? Let's find out.
Ranunculus Charlotte as part of a floral design - image courtesy of Team Flower
What better way to find out more about this Asian beauty than to speak with ranunculus and Japan connoisseur Gert-Jan Jungerius. Gert-Jan has many years of experience in making connections with the Japanese flower market and the promotion of its floral products. He shares his thoughts on the Charlotte with Thursd:
“The Ranunculus Charlotte has such a vibrant appearance. With its big head-size and the position of the leaves it looks just like a large open peony. That makes it the most wanted ranunculus of these times.”
The Origin of This Vibrant Specialty Ranunculus
The ranunculus Charlotte was introduced by the Japanese breeder Aye and is exclusively grown at the Flower Spirit nursery in Japan. Originating from Central Asia, the ranunculus eventually ended up in Europe. However, this specific strain is a true Japanese beauty with protected tubers of its original grower. That makes it an extra specialty.
Did you know that the Japanese ranunculus season is in sync with the Italian season? This large ranunculus is more and more taking over the ranunculus season. Nowadays, florists by bunches swoon over the light pink, cerise, and orange colors of the Charlotte.
The Colors of the Charlotte Ranunculus
The large ranunculus Charlotte comes in light pink colored, cerise pink colored, and orange-colored tones.
Love at First Sight
Charlotte is not your ordinary ranunculus and therefore not the cheapest one. It is exported from Japan to the United States and Europe and it is an expensive strain. The export is mostly requested in small numbers of 20/30 stems per bunch for it to stay affordable and interesting for the florist. But once you put your eyes on this beauty, all of that is forgotten since it is love at first sight for the florist. It comes in the largest sizes known for ranunculus: the Superrohne (with a 13.5 cms wide flowerhead), Rohne (11 cms width), and Carno (9 cms).
Available from the first months of the year up to the ranunculus season, Charlotte is a stunner of an addition to your Valentine's Day arrangements or springtime creations.
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Video courtesy RK Florals
Charlotte In the Spotlight
Designers, traders, and florists worldwide are in awe of this big-headed beaut. Check out these amazing designs with the ranunculus Charlotte: