Winter Aconites produce a bright display of golden yellow buttercup-like flowers, surrounded by divided leafy bracts, from February to April. An efficient ground cover plant, it quickly spreads and makes a dramatic yellow carpet just as the first snowdrops begin to bloom. It’s perfect for planting beneath trees or naturalising in grass.
Combine with snowdrops and fritillaries for a wonderful effect. Can also be planted in containers. Dies back underground to tubers over summer and shoots again the following winter.
Only available for a short period in late winter, you are buying ten 'in the green bulbs' for the price stated above. Add 2 to the basket to buy 20 bulbs and so on. 'In the green' means that you are buying bulbs which are shooting and/or have leaves (which is the most reliable means of transplanting Winter Aconites).
DELIVERY IS FREE FOR BULB-ONLY ORDERS. OR COMBINE WITH PLANT ORDERS FOR OUR STANDARD SHIPPING RATES.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
A useful early food source for bees.
Common names: Winter Aconite
Synonym: Aconitum hyemale
Advantages of 'in the green' bulbs:
- root system is already developed
- you can see where you plant, avoiding bare patches and gluts
- easy to handle and no guessing which way up to plant
- plants establish much quicker and more reliably than dry bulbs
- plant from mid-January through to April
POISONOUS IF INGESTED
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