Eranthis Hyemalis

Winter Aconite

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Super Early Flowering
Glossy bright yellow buttercup blooms over frilled foliage will peek through the snow. Eranthis Hyemalis will often bloom in late winter before Crocus. May self sow and naturalize.



Plant Type Bulbs


Height Short 3"

Spacing Plant 4" apart

Bloom Time Early Spring

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade

Zones 3-7

Soil Type Normal, Clay, Acidic, Sandy

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Bags of 15

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Bluestone Classics

You can't go wrong with the classics! These tried and true varieties are our staff's top picks for gardeners looking for low maintenance plants that will dazzle in the border.

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant
  • Bulbs for Naturalizing
  • Rabbit Resistant

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • OK in Containers

Eranthis General Information

The earliest yellow flowers to emerge in the spring. Great in rock gardens and an ideal ground cover. Also lovely as a spring underplanting for deciduous trees or shrubs.

Eranthis Plant Care

Plant 4" apart and 3" deep. Any soil, even clay will work, as long as it is moderately well-drained and do not let is dry out in the summer. Interested in forcing bulbs? Visit our Useful Links page.

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Shipping Details

We ship accent annuals and bulbs based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring-Planted Accent Annuals

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall-Planted Bulbs

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October

Holiday Bulbs

  • Early November through mid December