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●● Win­ter aconite (Eran­this hye­malis)

This clump-form­ing, tuber­ous peren­nial pro­duces stem­less, cup-shaped, bright yel­low but­ter­cup-like flow­ers on a ruff of light green leaves. It makes a good ground cover plant from late win­ter to early spring and is ideal for nat­u­ral­is­ing in dap­pled shade be­neath de­cid­u­ous trees and large shrubs, es­pe­cially in chalky soils. Bulbs should be planted in au­tumn in fer­tile, moist but well-drained soil.

Win­ter aconites spread rapidly to form colonies, which can be di­vided af­ter flow­er­ing.

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