|Latin name:||Eranthis cilicica|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||January - March|
|Growing Height:||5 - 10 cm|
|Planting distance:||5 - 10 cm|
|Planting depth:||3 - 5 cm|
As soon as possible after receiving the Winter Aconite tubers they can be planted in the garden, a flower pot or in a planter. If not they must be kept in a frost-free area. Tubers planted in a flower pot are not usually frost resistant. A good tip is to soak the tubers overnight in tepid water to help them get established more quickly. Plant them approximately 5 cm deep and 3 to 5 cm apart. Loosen the soil well and plant the tubers with the roots pointing downwards. Refill the planting hole and avoid walking over the soil. Plant the tubers one by one with a small trowel. For larger groups make a wider hole and plant more tubers in it. The winter aconite grows best in normal garden soil that is not too dry.
Winter Aconite in the winter garden
Large groups of these sunny flowers will look so striking, so the more you plant the more impact they will have in the garden. Plant Winter Aconites in groups of at least 15 tubers, or divide about 25 to 50 or more, evenly over the garden or flower bed. You can also grow Winter Aconite in pots or patio planters. Make sure you use fresh potting compost and put a layer of gravel or hydro granules at the bottom of the pot. The aconite can also be planted in the lawn or under bushes and adds colour to the lawn during the late winter months.
Eranthis Cilicica are ideal for naturalizing. Just plant the tubers and enjoy the beautiful results year after year. Once planted the tubers can be left undisturbed in subsequent years. They will produce more flowers each year, creating a glorious natural feature in the garden. After flowering, leave the foliage to die down naturally and cut back when it has turned yellow. They look great planted in the lawn, but you can only mow in the spring after the leaves have turned yellow. The following spring, Eranthis Cilicica will once more bring colour to the garden. To protect the tubers grown in a pot against frost, place the pot in a frost-free area or cover it with bubble wrap. Water during dry periods.
Winter Aconites together with snowdrops, are one of the first spring flowers in the garden. Eranthis cilicica has deeply incised leaves that are formed directly below the flower. The cheerful flowers are reminiscent of buttercups. The plant is able to withstand cold weathers and even survives through the snow. They are a must for the winter garden and are ideal for naturalizing under deciduous trees and shrubs.