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Aconitum - 'Bressingham Spire' (Monkshood)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Violet Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Aconitum Description

This distinctive herbaceous perennial produces tall spires of dark blue / violet flowers in mid - late summer. All parts of this plant are poisonous.


Aconitum - Cultivation Notes

Aconitum is best grown under light shade in any moist fertile soil. Ideal growing environment would be at woodland edge - being well suited to naturalistic planting. Taller flowers may need staking. Divide and replant every 3 years.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Weaknesses of Aconitum

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

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