Eranthis hyemalis is a gorgeous bright yellow and flowers from January to February, giving a splash of sunshine in the garden during the last of the winter months. Eranthis are also known as winter aconites and are best grown in a woodland area. Once they are established they will freely seed themselves. Worth soaking the corms overnight prior to planting.
Eranthis will grow in any soil in a shady spot in humus rich, well drained soil. Soaking the bulbs beforehand in water will aid germination. Once planted leave undisturbed until it is time to lift and divide into the larger clumps. They naturalise well and are ideal for rock gardens, growing to 10cm tall. Plant 7-8cm deep and 5-10cm apart.