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Strong upright stems are topped with violet-blue flowers in mid summer. Lacey green foliage that lines the stems acts as a soft feathery foil for the blooms. This is an excellent substitute for high maintenance delphinium.
Plant Type: upright perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 8
Flower Color: blue, violet
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade
Water Requirements: frequent to regular watering
Seasonal Interest: this perennial will reach full bloom in mid-summer
Wildlife Associations: bees
Resistant to: rabbits, deer
- Culture Notes
- This monkshood grows best in rich moist to well-drained soils and sandy soils. It prefers regular watering during dry weather. If grown in sandy soils provide frequent watering, as monkshood resents drying out. Avoid hot locations. Plant this perennial in full sun to light or open shade. Stems are stronger in full sun, but flowers will tend to fade faster. In light or open shade the flowering stems can lean, but the intense flower color will last longer.
- Geek Notes
- The drug 'aconite' is made from the roots of Aconitum. All parts of these plants are poisonous.