Monkshood is a member of the Aconitum (Monkshood) family. Its botanical name is Aconitum.
Produces interesting spikes of “hooded” blue flowers. Excellent for back borders or to use as a dramatic accent planting. Flowers make nice cutting subjects for fresh bouquets.
Caution – toxic if eaten!Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to Medium purple. It is a flower / herb that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Monkshood is known for growing with a forb-like habit to a height of approximately 90.0 cm (that's 2.93 feet in imperial). This plant tends to bloom in mid summer. Popular varieties of Monkshood include: bressingham spire, Ivorine, Stainless Steel, Blue Opal, and Cloudy.
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Prefers fertile, moisure-retentive soil and generous amounts of water. Protect from direct sun in hot climates. Will benefit from a spring mulch of organic matter.Try to plant in a location that enjoys dappled sun. Monkshood is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Monkshood so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Monkshood so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Monkshood plants: