Eranthis hyemalis '- in the green'

winter aconite - in the green

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Buy Eranthis hyemalis '- in the green' winter aconite - in the green: Vivid buttercup-like flowers in late winter


  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: January to February
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 4/5

    Carpets of bright yellow, buttercup-like flowers in late January and February surrounded by ruffs of fresh green leaves. Winter aconites originate from damp woodland and shady places in Eurasia so are perfect for naturalising under deciduous shrubs and trees. They are a welcome sight in late winter as they are one of the first things into flower in the garden. Buying winter aconite bulbs 'in the green' is a great way to stop them getting dehydrated. Basically, the bulbs have been potted up in the autumn, and while they may be showing some signs of top growth, they are unlikely to show any significant root growth. They should however be planted out as soon as possible into well-drained, fertile, humus-rich soil.

  • Garden care: Plant in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep on arrival.

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Notes on Eranthis hyemalis '- in the green'

"Ideal for naturalising a woodland garden or grassy areas; useful colour in borders or under deciduous shrubs and trees; excellent at ground cover on awkward slopes"

Took three years

4

Now I'm their third year but finally I have a few more flowers. Patience required!

McShezza

Dunfermline

true

Easily disturbed by animals/birds

1

Plant didn't get established as it was disturbed several times by animals/birds digging around it.

grizzlybear

Wirral

false

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2.5 2

50.0

Hi - this looks gorgeous but I'd like to know if each pot produces just one flowering plant, or if it spreads and if so, how many plants can I expect from each pot? Thanks!

Tanty

Hello, These come in 9cm pots, so there will just be one plant in each. It does spread by underground tubers though, so it will form a clump in time.

helen

Plants for outside my front door Hi Crocus I live in a flat and have pots outside my external front door. What plants can I grow in pots, in semi shade that will attract the bees? Thank you for your help. Kind regards Guy

Guy Smith

Hello Guy, The following plants would be suitable for your pots. Forget-me-not (Myosotis species) Bellflowers (Campanula species) Cranesbill (Geranium species) Dahlia - single-flowered species and cultivars Hellebores (Helleborus species) Japanese anemone (Anemone ?? hybrida) Fritillaries (Fritillaria species) Grape hyacinth (Muscari species) Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) Box (Buxus sempervirens) Christmas box (Sarcococca species) I hope this helps, Helen Plant Doctor

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