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Winter Aconite

Winter AconiteWinter Aconite, also called Eranthis Hyemalis and is one of the very first of flowers to bloom, being in advance of the Snowdrop. In the bleakest days of winter this little flower covers the ground with its gilt spangles. Plant Winter Aconite in early autumn. Any soil or situation suits it, but it does best in a light mould and a moist, shady position, or under trees. Most effective when planted in masses.

The Winter Aconite tubers may remain permanently in the ground, or they may be lifted and divided in summer, as soon as the foliage dies down.

Flowers of the Winter Aconite are produced from December to February.