This bulb send ups three to eight inch stems in the later winter or very early spring, with flowers that are little, bright yellow rosettes, like large buttercups; the leaves are ruff like collar just under the blossoms. Winter aconites are a welcome sight, and the snow does nothing to discourage them. They look best plant din large drifts and will help add to the effect each year by self-sowing. They do fine in rock gardens but won’t hold their own very well if planted in grass .They grow from strange twig like tubers and are hardy to Zone 4.

How to Grow Winter Aconite

Normally it is grown in winter aconites in full sun or light shade such as that cast by deciduous trees and shrubs. The soil need not be very fertile, but it must be well drained. The plants need moisture in spring and early summer, and then they go dormant. The best time to plant in late summer if possible, two to three inches deep and about four inches apart. Soak the tubers in water overnight before planting.SONY DSC winterling-eranthis-hyemalis-01 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA eranthis-hyemalis-in-snow

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Winter Aconite “Eranthis Hyemalis” Flower
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