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Winter Buttercups

SKU: AM005244
per Bag of 15
No longer available this season.
Winter Buttercups are a sweet addition to the early spring woodland garden. These deer resistant, bright golden-yellow petite flowers are easy to grow and prefer humus rich soil and partial shade. Winter buttercups naturalize and re-seed, so it’s best to find a location that allows room to grow. (Eranthis cilicica)
key features
Botanical Name
Eranthis cilicica
Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
3-4" tall
Bulb Spacing
12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time
Early spring


Winter Buttercup or also known as Eranthis cilicica is best to be planted in the fall. These bulbs prefer moist soil, full sun to partial shade and places to naturalize. Great for woodland areas, In borders, rock gardens and under trees and shrubs. Once they have bloomed, let the foliage die back to allow the bulb to regenerate for the next season growth. If the Winter Buttercups are becoming overgrown or you would like to move them, the best time to dig up is late spring, just as the foliage dies back.