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Winter Aconite

Eranthis spp.

Eranthis cilicica 001 GotBot 2016 by Averater (CC BY 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Winter Aconite Overview

Eranthis is a genus containing around 11 herbaceous, clumping, tuberous perennials originating from damp, shady forested regions in Europe and Asia. They have been naturalised in more northern European areas and in North America. They are known as Winter Aconite and are typically grown for their flowers, which are cup-shaped and either yellow or white. Foliage is palmately lobed or pinnately divided and this genus is well placed under deciduous trees or shrubs, where it can form a carpet of flowers.

How to propagate Winter Aconite


Seed in autumn.


Division of clumps immediately after flowering while still in leaf.

Other uses of Winter Aconite

Grown for their cup-shaped flowers surrounded by leaf-like ruffs or bracts.

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Flowering in spring these bulbs give a beautiful display.

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Spring Bulbs for Autumn Planting

Plant out these flowering bulbs in autumn to enjoy their performance next year.

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