Green-lipped, palest yellow flowers open in early summer on this rarely-seen monkshood flower. A cousin to the more common Blue Monkshood, this species is not commonly seen in gardens, where it will form an upright clump of deeply-cut green leaves preferring a site that will not dry out. It also makes an outstanding cut flower. Like all monkshoods, all parts of this plant are poisonous.
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 as a rule 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:Yellow Monkshood, Wolfsbane, Leopard's bane, Devil's helmet, A. pyrenaicum
Packet Content:15 (Approx)