Ashridge Nurseries is working as normal and the despatching of bareroot plants is underway.

You can see Current Delivery Information Here. We are now taking orders for delivery in February 2021.

Bulbs in the Green are available to order today.

Order now for delivery in February/March.

Winter Aconite Bulbs in the Green

  • Free Delivery
Free Returns
5 Years Guarantee For signed up members
Misc RHS AGM, Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Colour Yellow/Gold
Type Native
Flowering Jan, Feb, Mar
  Buy 3 or more bareroot packs and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910+
Pack of 25 Plenty of Stock£8.40Plenty of Stock£7.80Plenty of Stock£7.20
  Prices include VAT

Please select the quantity of Bareroot packs you would like


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  • Snowdrop - In the Green

    From £6.00

    In the green: lifted & planted in spring. Colour: White Height: 4-6 ins (10-15cms) Scent: S
  • Bluebell - In the Green

    From £8.70

    In the green: lifted & planted in spring. Native Colour: Violet-blue Height: 30-40cm Scent
  • Snowdrop - Double

    From £9.60

    Double flowered White flowers in February/March 20 cms tall Sold dry for planting in the autumn

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Eranthis Hyemalis

Our Aconites in the Green are grown in the UK specifically for the purpose of being lifted and sold as bulbs in the green. Winter Aconites, Eranthis Hyemalis, are one of the earliest flowering British bulbs forming a carpet of waxy, golden buttercup-like flowers from January onwards. Along with snowdrops, aconites are one of the earliest plants to flower, performing best when grown in moist ground containing plenty of organic matter.

Buying bulbs in the green means you receive identifiable plants that are freshly lifted. A few species of bulb, also including bluebells and snowdrops establish best when they are transplanted quickly either while still in growth or when their foliage has freshly died back. This ensures the bulbs are moist which helps them establish more rapidly when they come into growth again. To this extent, "in the green" is a misnomer as the foliage can be yellow and shrivelled - this has no adverse effect on the viability on the bulbs.

Every silver spoon has a cloud however and the downside of buying aconites in the green is that they really do need to be planted as quickly as possible after being lifted as their foliage is perishable and deteriorates rapidly after a few days. We, therefore, restrict our shipping dates in February to April to weeks when the weather means your aconites can be lifted immediately before despatch and are posted so that arrive with you on a Thursday or Friday in time for planting that week-end.

If this appeals to you then you might like to take a look at the rest of our range of bulbs in the green.

Eranthis hyemalis is a member of the buttercup family - the relationship can be seen in the flowers and leaves. Hyemalis is the latin specific meaning "winter-flowering".

Aconites are one of the very few plants to thrive in the thick shade you find under horsechestnut and sycamore trees; they get most of their growing done while the trees above are without leaf.

Like many bulbs and tubers, aconites are absolutely not fit for human consumption.

Other common names include hellebore and wolf's bane. Its previous botanical name was Aconitum hyemale. 

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT

Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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