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Aconitum napellus ‘Album’

White Friar's cap

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1m to 1m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Aconitum napellus ‘Album’ (White Friar's cap). An erect perennial with rounded, deeply 5-7 lobed, dark green leaves; the lobes are toothed or further divided. It bears dense racemes of white flowers in mid to late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Tuber, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

White Monkshood, Monk's cap

Origin

North and Central Europe

Interest and use

Ornamental interest, woodland gardens, cottage-style gardens.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

May need staking. Always wear gloves when handling this plant, as poison can easily pass through the skin.

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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