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  • winter aconite - in the green
  • Eventual height: 0.08m
  • Eventual spread: 0.05m

Eranthis hyemalis

winter aconite - in the green

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots £17.97 £11.98
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots £17.97 £11.98
9cm pot £5.99
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: January and February
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    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 pots in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) on arrival.
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