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Aconitum anthora

Common name yellow monkshood
Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5)
Flowers yellow (late summer)
Size to 20"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Small monkshood grown for its dense racemes of yellow flowers above finely-dissected leaves . Native to several European mountain ranges.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from Jelitto ('Gold Nugget', treated for rapid germination) '09 order. Baggy 70F (100%G, 7-14d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (no G, 24d)

The Gold Nugget thing really works - I can't ever get aconitum seed to germinate otherwise, even with the recommended stratification procedures. However, the treatment does not appear to extend the seed's viability.

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