Aconitum hemsleyanum 'Red Wine'

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externmed
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Aconitum hemsleyanum 'Red Wine'

Aconitum "Red Wine"-- not an alpine, but very attractive. Wonder if this grows well, or at all, in Eastern USA?
Thanks for any info.
Charles Swanson MA USA
Z6a
From the internet:
http://www.edelbrandbrennerei.at/attachments/Image/2012/Aconitum_hemsley...

Mark McD
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Not sure Charles, but this was on my 2012-2013 seedlist request that I just sent in yesterday, so I hope to get seed of it.  The flower color is so striking; I'm remain optimstic it will grow well here in New England.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Tony Willis
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Saw this growing at a nursery in the autumn,none for sale. It was stunning

Hoy
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It doesn't like slugs but the slugs like it very much! I had it but it never flowered as the gastropods had a gathering there every summer :( Now it is gone....

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Gene Mirro
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I cannot germinate this plant.  It's driving me batty.

SW Washington state, 600 ft. altitude

Hoy
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Gene wrote:

I cannot germinate this plant.  It's driving me batty.

I chose to buy one but in vain as I said :(

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Hoy
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Gene wrote:

I cannot germinate this plant.  It's driving me batty.

For once I'm lucky: A batch of seed sowed fall 2011 is germinating nicely! They have stood outside all the time but when I noticed some germination about New Year time I brought the pot inside to a cold room for seedlings (about 5-10C).

Seedlings of Aconitum hemsleyanum 'Red Wine' and the little "nursery".

   

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Mark McD
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Congratulations Trond.  In my NARGS Seed Exchange order received last week, I received seed of 'Red Wine', must sow my seed soon and keep my fingers crossed.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

IMYoung
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Grahame Ware wrote about this plant in the International Rock Gardener  #29 of  May 2012 -
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012May241337894269IRG29-May2012.pdf    -  I  had only seen it once or twice in photos in the SRGC Forum -  it is not one I've seen in real life - very good looking plant and some  SRGC Forumists are growing it  well in Scandanavia, so it must be pretty tough.....

Hope you can keep the slugs away this time, Trond...

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Mark McD
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Seems that I missed that particular IRG, what a good read (and not just because I'm quoted in it ;)).  Interesting account on this Aconitum, I'm already anticipating germination and finding that special niche where it may succeed and endure our sometimes hot and humid summer weather.  And on the theme of red flowers, enjoyed the article on Penstemon newberryi, where both John Weiser and myself are referenced.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

externmed
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Seed exchange seed came from Alaska.  I germinated it once, but seed came from Gardens North and was moist packed.  Lots of warnings about moist storage for Aconitum seed.  Will germinate at 40F and cool growing is suggested.  Had one plant bought from Senica Hill, that died out, but site may have been too dry.  Haven't found any USA nursery selling plants at the present time.  Suggests must be quite difficult, for such a spectacular plant to not be on the market.  I think Jelitto seeds still sells in quantity, if desired.  Grows well somewhere, I guess.
(Possibly Jelitto seeds website is down)

NE Massachusetts (New England) USA  zone 6 (5B to 6B)

gardens visited, photographs:  www.flickr.com/photos/wildmeadow

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