The tall stems and purple-blue flowers of the monkshood Aconitum 'Arendsii' offer a substitute for Delphinium for shadier conditions.
Aconitum 'Arendsii' is a very popular stocky monkshood with large purple-blue hooded flowers. The leaves are thick and leathery with a glossy surface and are broadly dissected into tri-lobed sections. Full sun to part shade. A great vertical accent for sun to part shade. All parts of the plant are poisonous so don’t use it in salads. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Common Name: Monkshood
Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-8
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Blue
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Fall
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Forest margins, scrub, grassy slopes, and mountains.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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