ACONITUM anthora

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ACONITUM anthora

Yellow Monkshood, Hanging Wolfsbane
Select Item No. AG070

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 150 seeds.

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Ranunculaceae
Origin: European Mountains to Central Asia: sunny mountain slopes, forest edges.
Special Features: Erect stems with pale yellow hooded blossoms.
Historical: All plant parts are toxic including the roots. Aconitum was used by the barbarians to poison the tips of their arrows.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: deep blue
Natural Flowering Period: July - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z2 - Z9
Foliage: more dissected than most ACONTIUM
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 80 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: lime-loving, calcareous / gritty / well-drained / rocky / average
Location:
Characteristics: toxic plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 2.12766 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
470
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing Time Hint: Germinating in 4-6 weeks at 24°C days, 15°C nights.
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 6 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 weeks!) at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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