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They are fully hardy and will prefer sun, but will tolerate some shade and this may enhance the flower colour. Best grown in moist fertile soil in cool conditions. Tall aconites may need staking.
Propagation is by division in the autumn, every 2-3 years or by seed in the autumn.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Fungal stem rot, Verticillium wilt and aphids may be a problem.