Eranthis


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Eranthis

 

(winter aconite), a genus of plants of the family Ranunculaceae. The low perennial herbs have a tuberous rhizome. The leaves are palmately dissected. The basal leaves are petiolate; the cauline leaves are sessile and arranged in whorls of three at the top of the stem. The large yellow flowers are solitary and have six bracts. There are seven or eight species, found in the temperate zone of Eurasia. The USSR has three or four species, in Middle Asia, southern Siberia, and the Far East. E. longistipitata grows on rocky slopes in Middle Asia. E. hyemalis and several other species are early-flowering spring ornamentals.

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ERANTHIS The winter aconite produces stunning bright yellow star-shaped flowers in deepest winter, each surrounded by a pretty, bright green ruff.
A RELATIVE of the humble buttercup, the winter aconite or eranthis is one of the first flowers to emerge after Christmas.
Cyclamen hederifolium; Cyclamen coum; Fritillaria meleagris; Tete a Tete; Crocus; Muscari 'Golden Fragrance'; Anemone blanda; Eranthis hyemalis; Narcissus bulbicodium; Tulipa turkestanica
The perfect partner for snowdrops is the golden globes of winter aconites or Eranthis hyemalis.
The same goes for another winter favourite of mine, the winter aconite Eranthis hyemalis or Eranthis cilicia.
Pop in a few pots of bulbs which have already started to shoot and corms to grow such as Crocus tomasinianus, Iris reticulata, Eranthis hiemalis and snowdrops.