A good partner to the snowdrop, Eranthis thrive in woodland and rocky areas. When so much of the garden is bare, these cheery yellow buttercup-like flowers appear early on, closely followed by the snowdrop.
Bought as tubers, it's best to soak them for 24 hours before planting. Another good way to establish them is to buy 'in the green', lifted and sent out in clumps as young plants during and after flowering. This method is available from us in February and March.