Doesn’t that look a lot like a rose? Well, it’s a ranunculus and it’s not actually a rose but it sure looks a lot like an open rose doesn’t it? Well, it looks a lot like an open rose but is remarkably cheaper. For all you trivial buffs, the ranunculus has its origins in the Middle East and is commonly called a “Turban Buttercup”. As for colors, the ranunculus comes in three color groups: reds, pinks, and yellows. They’re also available during February and March when roses are the most expensive, making them an excellent alternative if you’re getting married in the Spring.
You won’t “trick” anyone into believing their roses, if that’s what you’re thinking, but if you don’t mind having something a little cheaper that looks similar, give the ranunculus a whirl.