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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    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

    Bulbs

    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

    Tolerances

  • 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.


    Other Details

    Pollinator

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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