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Aconitum carmichaelii (Arendsii Group) ‘Arendsii’

Azure monkshood 'Arendsii'

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to October
  • Height0.7m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourViolet-blue
  • Leaf ColourMid-green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Aconitum carmichaelii (Arendsii Group) ‘Arendsii’ (Azure monkshood 'Arendsii'). This is an erect perennial with 3-5-lobed, leathery, dark green leaves and which bears dense panicles of large, violet-blue flowers in early autumn.

Synonymous with A. fischeri.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Tuber, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Monkshood, Wolfsbane

Origin

Eastern Asia

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed, mixed bed

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Humus-rich, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Upright stems may need staking, particularly in a shady site.

Propagation

By seed. Clumps take a long time to establish so only more mature plants can be successfully divided. Divide in early spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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