Eranthis- Winter Aconite

One of the earliest spring flowers; it is a tuberous plant, not a bulb.


Very attractive planted near a window, so that one looks down on the flowers from a warm room. Alternatively plant them along your garage drive or front path. They need sun or partial shade.


The soil must not be too dry.


From seed. May seed itself and become naturalised.

Eranthis cilicica: Height 10-15 cm; deep-yellow flowers in early spring; the foliage is brownish in colour.

Eranthis hyemalis: Height 10-15 cm; yellow flowers as early as late winter; the most popular species.

Eranthis X tuhergenii: Height 10-15 cm; yellow flowers in early spring. Unlike the two species mentioned above this plant is clump-forming.

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