This virtually unknown, choice, and relatively dwarf species comes from the Altai Mountains of Siberia, where it grows at an altitude of over 7,000 ft. Making a large hardy tuber, it has dark green foliage, bearing in summer short stubby spikes of yellow-cream, monkshood blooms, each an inch or so across.
For best results, sow seeds as soon as you receive them in a cool place onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. These seeds can be very slow indeed to germinate, and sometimes they wait for spring before emerging whenever they are sown. Do not use any artificial heat in an attempt to germinate them as it may simply disrupt their germination mechanism. Please be very patient, and do not discard the seed pan, no matter how long it takes for germination to occur.
Common name:Aconite, Siberian Monkshood, Wolfsbane, Leopard's bane, Devil's helmet
Packet Content:20 (Approx)