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botanical name:
Eranthis hyemalis
Eranthis hyemalis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Winter Aconite, Winterling
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.08m
width: 0.05m
growth rate:
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Winter
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Frilly rosettes of bright green leaves produced from knobbly tubers and bright yellow flowers appearing in late winter. If conditions suit the plants will spread to and self seed to form large colonies.

cultivation:
Prefers reasonably fertile, humus-rich soil that not dry out in summer. Thrives in alkaline soils. Dappled shade or full sun. Moist woodland conditions are ideal. Tubers should be planted about 5cm deep, in autumn.

propagation:
From seed or by separating tubers in spring, after flowering.

usage:
Naturalising in grass or woodland. Good, cheerful colour early in the year, often before snowdrops are in flower.

other notes:
Found wild in damp woodlands from southern France to Bulgaria.

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