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Plant of the Day

Thursday 8 February 2018

True heralds of the coming of spring – Eranthis hyemalis (aconite) which spreads by seed and forms a tuber. The top image is the strong growing cultivar Eranthis hyemalis ‘Euan Bunclark’ which has deeply cut flower sepals which resemble the leaves. This form was discovered early in the twenty-first century, and was named in honour of the son of a friend of the nurseryman Joe Sharman. The lower image is the normal species for comparison.

Jill Raggett