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Aconitum septentrionale

Northern wolfsbane

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow cream yellow, purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Aconitum septentrionale (Northern wolfsbane). Also known as Aconitum lycoctonum and A. vulparia. This is an upright perennial with rounded lobed dark green leaves. The flowers are produced in tall racemes of pale yellow or purple blooms in mid-summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Tuber, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Monkshood

Origin

W. Europe Romania

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers. Suitable for woodland gardens, borders, cottage-style gardens amongst other ideas.

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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

You may need to stake these plants.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for aphids and fungal stem rot.

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