Eranthis genus plants are hardy perennials that contain members such as Winter Aconite and Wolf's Bane.
Eranthis plants usually flower at the end of winter through to the beginning of spring, When in bloom they and carry cup shaped yellow flowers atop green leafy bracts.
These are low growing plants. As they like light shade they are ideal for growing under shrubs.
Eranthis hyemalis photograph by anemoneprojectors.
Winter aconite picture by Sunbeam Photos.
Common Names: Winter Aconite, Wolf’s Bane.
Life Cycle: Hardy perennial.
Height: 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm).
Native: Europe, Asia.
If planning to grow Winter Aconite outdoors, it is best to plant tubers at a depth of 7 to 12 cm (3 to 5 inches). Alternatively, seeds can be sown in flats in the autumn, under glass against a north facing wall.
Bring indoors in spring to a temperature of about 17 to 20 degrees centigrade (63 to 68°F).
Once seedlings appear, transplant them with a spacing of about 7 to 10 cm (3 to 4 inches) apart. Locate in a partially shaded area of the garden. Growing them benerath a tree is ideal, as they will benefit from getting more light in the winter when the tree loses its leaves, but be protected from the sun in the summer.
Winter Aconite prefers to grow in a moist soil that is humus rich.
It is also possible to start Eranthis seeds by sowing in flats in the spring, then refrigerating for three weeks, sinking the flat outdoors in a shady area.
The germination of Winter Aconite can take anything from one month to a year.
It will usually take as long as four years until Winter aconites planted from seed will bear flowers.
If you require more Eranthis plants, then they can be propagated by division in spring, once they have completed flowering.
The Eranthis genus consists of about 8 species.
Yes, Eranthis, also known as Winter Aconite, are charming early spring bloomers that provide a splash of color in the garden.
The Eranthis hyemalis (Winter Aconite) is frequently grown by gardeners.
No, Eranthis flowers are not known for their fragrance.
Eranthis prefers a location with partial shade and well-drained soil.
Currently, Eranthis is not considered invasive in the USA.
Remove Eranthis by carefully digging up the bulbs, making sure to remove all bulbils to prevent regrowth.
The Eranthis genus, commonly known as Winter Aconite, includes about 8 species of flowering plants native to southern Europe and east to Asia. These small, tuberous perennials are one of the earliest plants to bloom in spring, producing cheerful yellow flowers even in snow.
Eranthis plants prefer full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil, ideally rich in organic matter. They can be grown from tubers, which should be planted in the fall. Given their small size, they are best appreciated in rock gardens, along paths, or at the front of borders, and can also naturalize in lawns or woodland areas.