Winter Aconite (Eranthis)
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Winter Aconite (Eranthis)

Every gardener has that moment in late winter, after the excitement of early season catalogs has subsided, when the thought "Is spring ever going to come?" keeps surfacing. There are ways to hurry the process along and winter aconite is an excellent one. This sturdy member of the buttercup family wakes up early and blooms well before the crocuses are stirring. Glossy, electric yellow flowers emerge about the same time as snow drops (galanthus sp.), in late winter, often in February. With a pretty green foliage ruff around each flower, these beauties stand out against bare ground or snow. Winter aconite thrives in cold climates and seems to flower best in snowy years. This plant prefers not to be moved, so choose a suitable site for now and for the future after your aconite patch has naturalized and spread into a colorful blanket. A good partner for bleeding hearts as they like similar sites and bloom at different times. Note: Winter Aconite is poisonous; please avoid if you have small children or pets that might be inclined to nibble.

$7.95 $6.95
10 robust bulbs
  • Planting Guide
    PLANTING
    DEPTH

    2-3"

    WATER

    Light until top growth emerges, to moderate during active growth

    SUNLIGHT

    Full sun to light shade

    PLANTING
    PROXIMITY

    3-6"

  • Additional Details
    Common Name:

    Winter Aconite

    Botanical Name:

    Eranthis hyemalis

    Exposure:

    Light to moderate shade

    Hardiness:

    Zones 4-8

    Height:

    6"

    Color:

    Shiny, electric yellow with a bright green foliage ruff

    Bloom Season:

    Late winter, often in February

    Bulb/Plant Size:

    Top Size

    Number:

    10 robust bulbs