Eranthis hyemalis (Winter Aconite)

I saw Aconites in the wild this winter, merging with the wild snowdrop in a wood in Gloucestershire as far off as you could see. It gave me the resolution to plant more in my own garden. More
25 bulbs in the green 209146-25 £14.50 Delivery early February
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Eranthis hyemalis is the first bulb to appear in the garden and a must for that.

I saw these in the wild this winter, merging with the wild snowdrop in a wood in Gloucestershire as far off as you could see. It gave me the resolution to plant more in my own garden – do it now and they will get better and better, gently self-sowing for decades.

They're also the first thing you can pick in quantity from the garden. Just float them in a pretty and colourful bowl.

Certain bulbs do better planted in the green, rather than in their dormant state. It's like lifting a clump from your own garden, and very quickly they settle in and will start to flower from next year on.

After three years you can then lift and divide your own and scatter them right through your garden, one bulb about 15cm (6in) from the next.

Genus Eranthis
Group/Species hyemalis
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Winter aconite
Border Position Front
Soil Type Fertile
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 10cm (4in)
Spacing Plant 2.5cm (1in) deep.
Care Tips hey dislike root disturbance and will gradually form a total late winter and spring carpet under trees and shrubs. They die down and disappear by summer. If you do decide to lift and divide it is best carried out while they are still 'in the green'.
Flowering February - March
Vase Life Look best on their own, either in a short glass or floating in a bowl. You can also add dried beech leaves to the bowl. They open up most fully in sunlight but look pretty at night under a table lamp.
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
How to make a flower grid

Create a beautiful flower arrangment in a shallow bowl by using a flower grid.  Follow these tips to easily make one.

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Eranthis hyemalis (Winter Aconite) reviews

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Reviewed 19th August 2019 by Judith

The bulbs on arrival were nearly in flower. I planted them straightaway but very few actually flowered properly and no greenery appeared. Very disappointed.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Eranthis bulbs and have refunded you for them."

Posted 20th August 2019

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by John

great and fast but the postage is a big sting, why not give free postage for over £30 or simply at 50p tp each plant lot and give free postage or postage of £2.00
Thanks
John

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Judith

The bulbs on arrival were nearly in flower. I planted them straightaway but very few actually flowered properly and no greenery appeared. Very disappointed.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Caroline

Similar to the snowdrops I purchased from you - they were not very advanced and very fragile to plant with short flimsy stems. Not all of them flowered - hopefully they might fare better this year. Would expect them to be more 'in the green' and less fragile.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Emma

Stunning little gems!

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Reviewed 7th March 2017 by Doris Slingsby

I was a little worried when the bulbs arrived. They looked so insignificant and frankly very unpromising! After carefully separating them and planting them as future early season ground cover in an azalea bed, I could not believe my eyes when only 3 (!) days later the first tentative signs of life appeared! I can't wait to order more .
D. Slingsby
Isle of Man