Aconitum napellus forms strong, vertical spires of purple-blue monkshood flowers.
Aconitum napellus has earned a common place in gardens due to its handsome foliage, erect stems and tall spike of deep blue to purplish flowers. Full sun to part shade. All parts of the plant are poisonous so don’t use it in salads. Monkshoods are great from sun to part shade and offer a great way to get vertical spikes into shadier positions.
Common Name: Monkshood
Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Blue
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Damp woodlands and streambanks.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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