The irregular tuberous roots of this sell freely in autumn with the usual bulbous plants. It is valuable for planting thickly in borders, shrubberies, rockeries, and beneath deciduous early-flowering trees and shrubs with Crocuses, Scillas, Chionodoxas, Snowdrops, etc, to produce its bright-yellow blossoms from January to March. E. cilicica is similar but larger in flower, and E. sibirica is the last to bloom. They all flourish in ordinary garden soil.