Eranthis cilicica

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Eranthis cilicica or winter aconites have deep yellow flowers and will flower February to March.

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Description

Commonly known as winter aconites this variety ‘cilicica’ has deep lovely yellow flowers that appear in February which is a little later than Hyemalis. Winter aconites will flower after the snowdrops are beginning to fade and at the same time as the specie crocus. They are best grown in the cooler woodland areas of the garden although they are also happy in most soils that do not get waterlogged.

Aspect: Shadier areas of the garden, will tolerate full sun but not the best for them.

Cultivation Instructions

Cultivate the soil before planting to a depth of 10cms and dig in organic matter (if available) to provide food when they are growing. Bulbs should be planted 10cms deep and 10-15cms apart in groups of 5 or more for the best effect. Narcissi will provide a fantastic shoe of flowers in the spring and will continue to flower for many years. They prefer to be grown in full sun although they can be grown in semi shade. Ensure soils are well drained and do not dry out in the summer. Allow foliage to die back after flowering, you can remove the leaves when they have turned yellow. Once established they will spread quite quickly and to help them establish we recommend using bulb starter. Flowers are very dwarf at 7-10cm tall. Plant bulbs approx 2-4cms deep and ensure they receive enough moisture in the first year.

Care tips:

Soak overnight before planting and do not let the soil that they are planted in dry out in the first year.

Work well when grown with dwarf tulips and specie crocus

Feed regularly during the growing season with high potash and phosphate foods such as  bone meal or tomato food.

Growing Information

Flowering Height: 10-12cm (4-5″)

Flowering Period: Feb/March

Aspect: Shadier areas of the garden, will tolerate full sun but not the best conditions for them.

Soil type: Free draining humus rich soils

Scented: N/A

Planting Depth: 3-5cms

Planting distance: 5cms

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