Where to grow Winter Aconites Eranthis Hyemalis

Winter Aconites small yellow flowers are one of the first flowers of the year.

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They generally start to flower before snowdrops. They are native to most of Europe, in Britain they favour woodland, shady sites. It is a great species to plant alongside snowdrops bringing some early colour to a possible shady, darker part of the garden.

Aconites are best planted in the spring in the green. This means you get small plants of the species. You need simply to make a small hole and drop the plant into the hole to the depth it was dug up to. Make sure it is firmly placed in the ground. Some will flower this year but the majority will appear in the second year.

Make  sure you plant them in random drifts in grass. The grass can be cut in early summer once the leaves have died down. For more information on winter aconites follow the link below.

Where to grow Winter Aconites