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Aconitum napellus ‘Newry Blue’

Monkshood 'Newry Blue'

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.9m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourViolet-blue and white
  • Leaf ColourMid-green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Aconitum napellus ‘Newry Blue’ (Monkshood 'Newry Blue'). An upright, tuberous perennial which produces hooded, dark blue-violet flowers in dense spires. Foliage is deeply divided with glossy, dark green leaves.

Synonymous with A. x bicolor 'Newry Blue.'

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Tuber, Herbaceous

Other common names

Wolfsbane, Monkshood

Origin

Newry, Northern Ireland

Interest and use

Cottage-style gardens, herbaceous borders. Grown primarily for floral interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -39°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Requires full sun and well drained soil. Is fully hardy. Wear gloves as all of the plant is poisonous (although the roots are the most toxic). Shade tolerant.

Propagation

By seed or by division in early spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Fungal stem rot, Verticillium wilt and aphids may be a problem.

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