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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This unusual early bulb offers small sunny yellow flowers in March when little else is blooming. In southern zones they benefit from light shade.

    Latin Name

    Eranthis hyemalis


    Family

    Ranunculaceae


    Type of Plant

    Bulb

    Bloom Season

    March - April


    Seasons

    Winter
    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 0.5'
    Max Spread: 0.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Black Walnut
  • Deer

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southern Europe


    History

    John Custis of Williamsburg received them from Collinson, an English plant collector, in 1739.


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