Aconite, Monkshood (Aconitum napellus), packet of 50 seeds

(2 customer reviews)

$3.95

TOXIC (Do not ingest.)

Family:  Crowfoot (Ranunculaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 9

(Wolfsbane) Herbaceous perennial native to central Europe. An antique herb. bright purple, with hood-shaped flowers protecting profusely productive nectaries. Plant prefers part to full shade and evenly moist soils. I have mine growing within a few feet of Munger’s Creek, and the display is stunning in season. Sow the seeds in the fall for germination in the spring. Sow in outdoor conditions in the shade, in deep flats, well-screened against birds and mice.  In one of our trials, seed sown in August gave partial germination in October, with the remaining seeds germinating in May. We do recognize the requirement for fresh seed and therefore replace with the new harvest yearly.

50 Seeds/pkt. Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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  1. julie_carlson

    Perfect

    julie_carlson (verified owner)

    The seeds arrived before I even expected them, I have them all planted in peat pots indoors so they have a good start before going outside. I am not expecting germination due to my own error. I used the wrong notes for prepping and planting them. So I’ll probably reorder these closer to fall. Again the seeds are perfect, the human (me) planting them goofed up.

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    Kristie Bramwell

    Is it too late to plant wolfsbane seeds in Portland, OR or should I wait to order fresh seeds this coming fall? If I order now and cold stratify for a couple of weeks do you think that would be ok?

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    • Richo Cech

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      It is not too late to plant our fresh aconite seeds, it is plenty cold out!

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    • Christopher (verified owner)

      Would I be able to plant my seeds currently? I just ordered them and it isnt getting above 50 degrees farenheight where I live, if not would the seeds keep till next fall?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Please plant aconite seeds immediately–they are from the recent harvest and do not store well. Please follow directions on packet–these require a warm/cold/warm stratification schedule.

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    • Laurie

      Should I order/plant now for Western NY area, or wait til fall? Temps are about 50s daytime, 40’s nights still.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      I plant these in the fall for germination in the spring

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