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Aconite (Aconitum napellus)

Aconite (Aconitum napellus)
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2.01 € *
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Item number
ACO01
Group:
Seeds
Seed quantity:
50
Botanical name:
a. corsicumaconitum napellus
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Description

Reputed for its deadly charms, monkshood or aconite, as it is also called, was formally administered to criminals. But the lethal alpine plant also holds immense healing qualities known to various cultures. In medieval Germany, the plant - also
known as wolf's bane - was used in the concoction of "Flugsalbe", a hallucinogenic "flying potion". Caution: The whole aconite plant is very poisonous and is particularly dangerous for children!

Seed packet with around 50 aconite seeds.

Growing instructions
This plant is a cold-germinator. The sowing must be kept cold for a period of some weeks (refrigerator) or you sow them in very early spring or autumn. Mix the aconite seeds with damp sand in a plastic bag. The sowing must be kept warm (about 20°C / 64 to 72°F) and moist for the first 2-4 weeks. After this period place it in your refrigerator at a temperature of 5°C (between 25 and 39°F) for 5 to 6 weeks. After that take the bag out and keep it at room temperature. Check for sprouted seed regulary.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
ranunculaceae
Plant height approx.:
50–150 cm
Flower colour:
Blue
Flowering period :
AugustJulyJune
Location:
Partially shadyShade Sun
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Perennial
Winter hardy up to:
–35 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
FebruaryJanuaryMarch
Sowing time outdoors:
AugustDecember JanuarySeptember
Sowing depth:
5 cm
Best germination temperature :
0 °C15 °C
Planting distance approx.:
30 x 40 cm

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
apollonienkrautapollonienwurzelbacheisenhutblaue elsterblaue fuchswürzeblaue gelsternblaue wolfswurzblaukappenblumeblozeböanarnböhnenbühneduwenkutscheduwenwageneisenharteisenhüteleisenhütlineyterwurzfenyefischerkipfuchswurzgiftblumegiftkrauthambörger mützenhelmblomhelmgiftkrauthundsgifthundstodisenhoodisenhütleinkappenblumekilekutsch un peerlaubritscheleopardwürgerlubritschenlubschetenluppegiftluppewurzmalammöchswurzmönchskappemütz un huwenappelnkrautnarrenkappepapenmützepeterskapperapenblumeschoblomschoikensturmhutteufelswurztäubele im nestwolfsgiftwolfswörzawürglingziegentod
English names:
aconiteauld wife’s huidblue rocketcommon monk’s hoodfriar’s capfuzimonk’s bloodvenus chariotwolfsbanewolf’s bane
French names:
aconitaconit bicoloreaconit faux navetaconit napelcapuce de moinecapuchon des moinescasque de jupiterchar de vénuscoqueluchonnapelnapel bleupistoletsabot du papetore bleuetue–loup bleu
Spanish names:
aconito matalobosacónito comúnacónito napeloacónito vulgaranapelo de flor azulcasco de júpiterhábito del diablomatalobos de flor azulnabieyonabillo del diablonapelonaviesutora blavavedegambre azulyerba del lobado
Italian names:
aconitoradice del diavolo

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