Red Wine Monkshood Seeds - Aconitum- wolf's bane, leopard's bane, women's bane!

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Red Wine Monkshood Seeds, Aconitum hemsleyanum, Helmet Flower,Wolfbane - RARE
ACONITUM RED WINE (MONKSHOOD)
Botanical Name: Aconitum hemsleyanum 'Red Wine'
Plant Description
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Ranunculaceae
Origin: China
Distinction: International Hardy Plant Union (ISU) Award winner.
Special Features: Climbing Aconitum with hooded, large, dark wine-red blossoms. Lovely, unusual vining species, let 'Red Wine' weave its way among shrubs or plant on a trellis in the border.
Historical: All plant parts are toxic including the roots. Aconitum was used by the barbarians to poison the tips of their arrows.
Monkshood seeds can be directly sown outdoors in late fall or early winter for germination the following spring. If you want to start indoors for a spring planting, Aconite seeds needs a cold treatment. Place flower seeds in water or moistened soil and freeze for three weeks. After the cold treatment, sow the Monkshood flower seeds in starter trays, and transplant seedlings into the garden when temperatures are warm.

Monkshood seeds can be directly sown outdoors in late fall or early winter for germination the following spring. If you want to start indoors for a spring planting, Aconite seeds needs a cold treatment. Place flower seeds in water or moistened soil and freeze for three weeks. After the cold treatment, sow the Monkshood flower seeds in starter trays, and transplant seedlings into the garden when temperatures are warm.

  • Season: Perennial
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 8
  • Height: 36 - 48 inches
  • Bloom Season: Mid summer to early fall
  • Bloom Color: Red /wine
  • Environment: Full sun
  • Soil Type: Well-drained soils, pH 5.8 - 6.8
  • Foliage Color: Blue-green
  • Notes:: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
  • Temperature: 64 - 72F
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
  • Light Required: No
  • Depth: Cover seeds lightly
  • Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
  • Plant Spacing: 24 - 30 inches

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