Monkshood

Aconitum x 'Blue Lagoon'

Also called Wolfsbane

  • Medium-sized, violet-blue flowers
  • Dense, compact branching habit with dark green foliage
  • Upright plants with thick, leathery leaves
  • Flowers bloom lower on the branches than other cultivars
  • Bloom Time: July to August

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Violet-blue

HEIGHT:
20-30 cm

SPREAD:
20-30 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grows well in full sun, but requires sufficient water. Aconitums grow 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 cloth hood worn by a medieval monk, thus the common name "Monkshood".

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Slow
FLOWERING TIME:
Summer
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green (dark)
LANDSCAPE USES:
Border/edging

THESE PLANTS ARE

suitable subtitutions for Aconitum x 'Blue Lagoon'