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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
winter aconite winter hellebore
winter wolf's bane
Eranthis are small tuberous perennials with palmately or pinnately lobed basal leaves and cup-shaped flowers held above a collar of deeply lobed stem leaves
E. hyemalis is a perennial to 10cm in height, with cup-shaped bright yellow flowers 3cm in width from late winter, surrounded by divided leafy bracts. Basal leaves are rich green, divided into several lobes
Toxicity Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a humus-rich, moderately fertile soil that doesn?t dry out. Tolerates most soil types but does best in alkaline soils
Propagate by seed, sown in pots in a cold frame in late spring or separate tubers in late spring after flowering. Dry tubers may not establish well
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally pest free
May be affected by a smut
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