While snowdrops (Galanthus) and winter aconite (Eranthis
) hold a special place in my heart because they are the very first bulbs to bloom, the real show begins with crocus.
Winter Aconites (Eranthis
hyemalis) Aconites grow well in zones three to seven, in full sun or partial shade.
Extraction and purification of the lectin found in the tubers of Eranthis
hyemalis (winter aconite).
Hyemalis (Winter Aconite) This charming little plant will bring sunny yellow cup-shaped flowers from late winter onwards.
Hyemalis, otherwise known as Winter Aconite, is remarkably hardy and offers a welcome burst of winter colour
RANUNCULACEAE (Buttercup Family) ERANTHIS
HYEMALIS (L.) Salisb.--CW; MWL [planted and naturalized]; Rare but locally abundant; C = 0; BSUH 19747.
In one of the beds that runs alongside our beeches, there's a change from the ubiquitous white bells where splashes of brilliant yellow eranthis
, winter aconite, punctuate spent copper leaves.
Hyemalis 'Guinea Gold', Winter Aconite is just showing its egg-yolk-yellow-like face with a green ruffed collar in my garden and is a joy to see.
OK, this week's offer is a bit of a cheat, but winter aconites, or Eranthis
hyemalis, will give you the look of summer wildflowers upon glossy green foliage from January through to March.
First up will be snowdrops and Eranthis
but I'm not planting these now.
Chionodoxa (glory of the snow), crocus, Eranthis
(winter aconite), fritillaria, Leucojum (snowflake),
Chionodoxa (Glory-of-the-snow), Eranthis
(Winter aconite) and Crocus chrysanthus (Snow crocus) will herald the coming season and serve to move us together into a glorious spring season.