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Aconitum napellus

Friar's cap

Garden

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBlue purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Aconitum napellus (Friar's cap). This plant will produce tall spikes of deep blue to purple flowers. The leaves are large and divided into segments. It is a fast grower and can often be found in woodland.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Tuber, Fragrant

Other common names

Monkshood

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Borders, woodland gardens, summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Humus-rich, Loamy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Needs staking

Propagation

By seed or by division of mature plants every three years.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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