Family: Ranunculaceae

Scientific Name: Eranthis hyemalis

Common Name: Winter Aconite

DescriptionAn early spring blooming bulb. It has yellow flowers and will push through the snow to bloom.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizoms, etc.
Hardiness Zone4
Sunlightspring time full sun, shade as trees leaves appear
Moistureaverage, moist
Soil & Siteaverage, moist
Flowers1 inch wide, bright yellow, cup shaped, the flower starts stalkless but extend to about 3-4 inches as it fades, flower is subtended by a collar of leaf-like bract, open in full sun and close at night, blooms end of April to early March.
Leaveslobed basil leaves appear after flowering, forms a tuber
Dimensionsup too 4 inches
Maintenanceif it likes the spot can become an aggressive re-seeder
Propagationseeds need to be sown immediately since the quickly lose their viability, seeds are ripe in green seed pods, division, moisten the bulbs over night in wet peat moss, plant the next day
Native SiteNative to Europe.
Misc FactsVery similar to E. cilicia.
Notes & Reference#60-The American Gardeners World of Bulbs (Judy Glattstein), #113-Bulbs for Gardens Habits (Judy Glattstein), #146-Early Bulbs (Rod Leeds), #144-Missouri Botanical Gardens web site (
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