Eranthis, also known as Winter Aconite, is a low growing, hardy perennial member of the
Buttercup family. The blossoms appear as early as Snowdrops. It probably originated in the
Middle East, but was known in the US by the late 18th century. Bernard M'Mahon offered it
in 1806, but it was still considered very rare. The plant became much more popular in the
US than in Britain because the mild british Decembers often caused the plant to prematurely
bud and die. They are great naturalizers, force well and are deer proof. They prefer rich
moist humus soil in partial shade. Plant 4" deep and 4" apart.