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Aconitum anthora

Yellow monkshood

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.6m to 0.75m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourPale yellow purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Aconitum anthora (Yellow monkshood). This species is an upright perennial. The leaves are rounded, deeply lobed and dark green. The flowers are produced in mid and late summer; racemes of pale yellow blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Healing wolfbane

Origin

S, C, E. Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They grow best in a cool moist, fertile soil with partial shade although they will tolerate full sun. They may need staking.

Propagation

Divide every third year in the autumn or late winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for aphids and fungal stem rot.

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