Aconitum Napellus ’spark’ – Monkshood

Our Wolfbane, introduced in 2006 was moved to the blue bed in the Autumn of 2008.
In the Autumn of 2008 3 new specimens added to the blue heart shape bed.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Aconitum

Species: napellus

Type: Perennial

Height: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

Sun Exposure: Partial Shade

Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color: Blue-Violet

Foliage: Herbaceous

Soil pH from: 4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

Soil pH to: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed: Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Otherdetails: Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Planted: 2006

Updated: 2008

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Maria is currently growing everything from seed that she can lay her hands on. Also playing with colours and textures to fulfill her garden desires...