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Aconitum vilmorinianum

Aconite

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourBlue, white, purple, yellow,
  • Leaf ColourRich green

Description

Aconitum vilmorinianum (Aconite). Information needed

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Mountains of W. China

Interest and use

Rock gardens and borders.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

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.

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