Monkshood

Aconitum henryi 'Spark's Variety'

  • Tall, thin stems with deeply lobed leaves
  • Clusters of deep violet-blue flowers
  • Bloom Time: July to August

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Blue, Violet

HEIGHT:
50-75 cm

SPREAD:
30-40 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


One of the few aconitums that may require staking. Grows well in full sun, but requires sufficient water. Aconitum grows best where shade is provided in the hot hours of the afternoon. Relatively slow-growing, it won't need to be divided regularly. They are very resistant to pests and diseases. Beware of handling this plant as all parts are highly poisonous. 

Additional Notes about Monkshood:


The upper sepal of the flower bears a striking resemblance to the clothing hood worn by a medieval monk, thus the common name "Monkshood".

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
FLOWERING TIME:
Fall
Lt. Sum-Fall
HABIT:
Upright
Clumping
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green (dark)

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