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Eranthis is a cousin of the buttercup. This late winter to early spring blooming woodland plant produces short, frilly green leaves. Its blooms are picky and only open in the sunshine. Prefers sunny or partially shaded spots. Eranthis spreads quickly and serves as an effective ground cover plant. This native European woodland plant is the perfect companion to snowdrops and other early blooming flower bulbs, producing a sea of pure golden yellow.
About this Variety
Dainty, yet bold yellow blooms help to create some of the first colors of spring.
- Grows well in containers, borders, rock gardens & mass plantings
- Deer & critter resistant
- Beneficial to pollinators; Attracts bees
- Naturalizes well if happy where it's planted
- Bright, buttercup-like blooms
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Late Winter to Early Spring
Grows 3-4" tall
Plant 2-3" apart, 1-2" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 5-8. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Plant in the fall, before the first frost hardens the soil. Soak 3-4 hours or up to 24 hours before planting. Tubers do not store well so try to purchase them early in the season and plant upon receipt.
Dig a hole to the required depth. Place tuber in hole, cover with soil and water thoroughly. Mulch in extreme climates.
After blooming, leave the tubers in place if you are in a hardy zone so plants can clump or reseed. Divide only when containers or planting spaces become too crowded. If you are not in a hardy zone, dig up in the fall to overwinter.
Best planted in moist but well-draining soil. Do not let the soil dry out. For best results, plant in large groupings under shrubs and deciduous trees for a colorful, rapid spreading ground cover.