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Winter Aconite Eranthis cilicica

Other plants called Winter Aconite:

Previously known as:

  • Eranthis isaurica
Description

A small bulb that is easy to grow with bright yellow flowers that naturalizes easily in woodland or meadow gardens.  It prefers full sun to partial shade, in moist well-draining high organic matter soils.  They look beautiful planted along walkways, in rock gardens, or in the front of borders.  Grow near a window so the flowers can be enjoyed in the winter.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#container plant#yellow flowers#low maintenance#winter interest#black walnut#winter flowers#deer resistant#rock gardens#borders#walkway planting
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#container plant#yellow flowers#low maintenance#winter interest#black walnut#winter flowers#deer resistant#rock gardens#borders#walkway planting
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Eranthis
    Species:
    cilicica
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Turkey to Iraq
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Winter
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Bracts
    Flower Description:
    Late winter cup-shaped bright yellow flowers with 6 petals that have a collar of leaf-like bracts. Blooms appear even before crocus and resemble buttercup flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Basal leaves with lobes often push up through winter snow.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Deer