WINTER ACONITE BULBS, Butter-cup like flowers, ERANTHIS HYEMALIS
Border fronts, rock gardens, along paths or walkways, or containers. Mass under trees or in front of shrubs. Naturalize in open woodland or wildflower areas. Good near kitchen window or garage where flowers can be appreciated in late winter.
Also know as Winter Aconite, this flat-growing bulbous plant gives you the earliest of early spring colour with its buttercup-yellow blooms that open in the sunshine. Originating in a forest habitat it prefers a sunny or lightly shaded position and loose, rich soil with plenty of humus. Height 3-4 Inches. Bulb size: 4/+ cm. Perfect in combination withSnowdrops r
Easily grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in locations that enjoy full sun at the time of bloom, but acquire increasing shade as overhead trees leaf out. Needs consistent moisture year-round (albeit less in summer and fall) even though plants go dormant by late spring. Plant tubers 2-3" deep and 3" apart in late summer to early fall. Soak tubers overnight before planting. May self-seed and naturalize over time in optimum growing conditions. Best left undisturbed once planted.
Eranthus hyemalis, commonly called winter aconite, is native to Europe (France to Bulgaria). It is a late winter bloomer (before crocus) that features cup-shaped, upward-facing, bright yellow, butter-cup like flowers on stalks to 3-4â tall. Each flower is subtended by a collar of leaf-like bracts. A true harbinger of spring, these rugged plants often send their shoots up through snow. Lobed, basal, green leaves emerge after the flowers.
Materials: Border fronts,rock gardens,along paths or walkways,or garage,where flowers can be appreciated in,or container,Good near kitchen window,Mass under trees or in front of shrubs,Naturalize in open woodland,or wildflower areas,late winter