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Aconitum vulparia

Wolfsbane

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.8m to 1.3m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPale yellow or purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Aconitum vulparia (Wolfsbane). Also known as Aconitum septentrionale and Aconitum lycoctonum. This is a perennial, producing pale yellow or purple flowers in early summer to the early autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Tuber, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Monkshood

Origin

C & S Europe

Interest and use

Rock gardens and borders.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in a moist deep soil.

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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