Ranunculus Purple - These "spring roses" have shapely buds that open into gorgeous flowers with layers of tissue-thin petals. Where winters are mild (zones 8-11), plant ranunculus bulbs in fall for early spring flowers.
"For almost 1,000 years, the Rabari have roamed the deserts and plains of what is today western India. It is believed that this tribe, with a peculiar Persian physiognomy, migrated from the Iranian plateau more than a millennium ago. The Rabari are now found largely in Gujarat and Rajasthan.”