• Eranthis hyemalis
  • Eranthis hyemalis
  • Eranthis hyemalis

Eranthis hyemalis

Winter Aconite
Size: Flowering-size bulbs

Availability: In stock

£0.49
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Quick Overview

  • Showy giant Buttercup flowers
  • Large peltate foliage
  • Creates a waterlily-like ground-covering carpet
  • Moist rich soil
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Description

Eranthis hyemalis, Winter Aconite is endemic to the Balkans and the northeast Mediterranean and has become naturalised over much of Europe including the UK. It is among the earliest of the winter-flowering bulbs and it is always such a joy to see these large yellow blooms in the depths of winter. A member of the Ranunculaceae, the flowers resemble gigantic Buttercups and are held aloft above the corona of peltate foliage with their notched lobes creating a spectacular display in large colonies. The shape of the foliage and the vibrancy of the flowers creates an unusally exotic effect like a carpet of yellow Nuphar waterlilies.

Exotic gardeners often overlook Eranthis in their quest for the rare and increasingly unusual yet Winter Aconite deserves to be looked at with fresh eyes. Fully hardy, a mid-winter no-fuss gem that conveniently disappears as the growing season develops, Eranthis hyemalis should be championed rather than dismissed just because it has become somewhat familiar.

Additional Information

Order Ranunculales
Family Ranunculaceae
Sub-Family Ranunculoideae
Synonyms Cammarum hyemale, Eranthis bulgarica, Eranthis hyemalis var. bulgaricus, Eranthis × tubergenii, Helleborus hyemalis, Helleborus involucratus, Helleborus monanthos, Koellea hyemalis, Robertia hiemalis
Geographical Origin Europe: Northwestern Mediterranean
Cultivation An ephemeral that enjoys the full light levels under a deciduous canopy, it likes a moist humus-rich soil and dies down in spring as the canopy foliates
Eventual Height 20-30cm
Eventual Spread Spreading creeping habit
Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial

Eranthis hyemalis

Winter Aconite
Size: Flowering-size bulbs

Availability: In stock

£0.49
  • Buy 5 for £0.39 each and save 21%
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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