Monkshood

Aconitum lamarkii

  • Spikes of sulphur-yellow flowers midsummer
  • Deeply lobed, green foliage
  • Easy care perennial
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer

ZONE:
2

COLOUR:
Yellow

HEIGHT:
75-100 cm

SPREAD:
45-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


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. May require staking. 

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:
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall
HABIT:
Upright
Clumping
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green (dark)
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen