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Aconitum paniculatum

Monkshood

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBlue, pale purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Aconitum paniculatum (Monkshood). Alson known as Aconitum × cammarum. This species has 5-7 lobed, rounded leaves that are mid green. The flowers are panicles of blue or pale purple small blooms which are produced in summer.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous, Tuber, Herbaceous

Origin

Found throughout the N. hemisphere

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers in woodland gardens, borders, cottage-style gardens.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Always wear gloves when handling this plant as the poisons can be easily absorbed by the skin.

Propagation

You can divide plants every third year in the autumn or late winter. Alternatively, propagate by seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

What out for aphids and fungal stem rot.

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