Monkshood

9cm Pot, Bulbs - Autumn Planting, Bulbs - Spring Planting, Seed Packet

Aconitum napellus Spikes of helmeted, bluish-violet flowers.  ALL PARTS OF THIS PLANT ARE POISONOUS

A bareroot plant will be supplied, the amount of growth may be minimal depending on the time of year.

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Latin Name: Aconitum napellus

Common Name(s): Monkshood

Plant Type: Perennial

Habitat: Moist Soil, Part Shade, Well Drained

Colour:

Purple

Height:

120-180cm

Flowering Time:

June - August

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Description

Monkshood plants also known by common names including tiger-bane, or dogs bain, also on occasion as Wolfs Bain, but that is normally the yellow flowers monkshood. This delightful aconitum flowers late summer either blue and sometimes white flowers.

Aconitum napellus will handle both partial shade and sun well but they do prefer moist, well-drained soil, Always wash your hands after handling monkshood or wear gloves.

You find many references in literature to monkshood being used to kill enemies. Do not grow this plant around young children or curious pets as it has a potent neurotoxin. That said, monkshood has been safely cultivated in gardens for hundreds of years. It is a lovely flower wit attractive foliage, just use caution when handling it.

 

PDF: Planting Instructions Here Plant so the top of the root is about 3cm (1″) below the soil line or 7cm deep (3″)

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