Eranthis hyemalis

Eranthis hyemalis (340)

Common names:

  • Winter aconite

Location in the Gardens:

Season of interest:

  • January to February

Description of plant:

Tuberous perennial yellow flowers growing to 10 to 15cms.

Flowers from January to February, leaves expand after flowers.

Propagate by lifting tubers breaking into sections and replanting at once when plants die down.

Ideal growing conditions and habitat:

Grows in chalk, clay, sandy loam in full or partial sun.

Full hardy.

pH acid alkaline neutral.

Country of origin:

  • Native to Southern Europe

Highdown history:

At Highdown they grow freely mixed with snowdrops. They become hybridised very easily.

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