Eranthis hyemalis AGM



Habitat: part shade


Soil: best with humus


Height: 10 cm


Flowering: late winter to early spring


Width: 10 cm

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  Eranthis hyemalis   Eranthis 'Guinea Gold'    

This is a genus of eight species, the only one of which commonly encountered in cultivated in Eranthis hyemalis. The winter aconite is a member of the buttercup family and grows as a wild flower in Britain, providing us with our earliest splash of buttercup yellow for the year. The flowers, surrounded by a ruff of sepals, start to appear in January, continuing to push through the ground in increasing numbers for several weeks. It quickly makes clumps and seeds around, so it is great for ground cover in sunny or shady sites. They are much more likely to establish if they are acquired as growing plants than if dried corms are planted.

Eranthis hyemalis is the winter aconite.
4 bulbs £4.00

Eranthis - some other suggestions
eranthis_guinea_gold.jpg Eranthis hyemalis Cilicica Group has more deeply dissected foliage, which is tinged bronze and slighlty larger flowers.