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1 x Aconitum Napellus - 9cm Pot

1 x Aconitum Napellus - 9cm Pot

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Can be herbaceous perennials or biennials with lobed leaves and racemes or panicles of showy, hooded flowers

Height 100-150cm
Spread 50cm

Can be herbaceous perennials or biennials with lobed leaves and racemes or panicles of showy, hooded flowers

Height 100-150cm
Spread 50cm

Aconitum napellus, commonly known as Monkshood or Wolfsbane, is a distinctive and poisonous perennial plant known for its hood-shaped flowers. 

  1. Foliage:

    • The plant features deeply lobed, palmate leaves that are dark green in colour. The foliage forms a dense, attractive backdrop for the tall flower spikes.
  2. Flowers:

    • The most characteristic feature of Monkshood is its unique hood-shaped flowers. These flowers are arranged in dense, vertical spikes, resembling a monk's hood or a helmet. The colour of the flowers can vary and may include shades of blue, violet, purple, or even white.
  3. Height:

    • Aconitum napellus is a tall perennial, typically reaching heights of 3 to 5 feet (90 to 150 cm).
  4. Bloom Time:

    • Monkshood blooms in late spring to early summer. The flowering period is relatively prolonged, providing an extended display in the garden.
  5. Sun Exposure:

    • Monkshood generally prefers partial shade to full sun. It can tolerate different light conditions but often thrives in locations with filtered sunlight.
  6. Soil Requirements:

    • Well-drained soil is crucial for Monkshood plants. They prefer consistently moist soil and benefit from the addition of organic matter.
  7. Toxicity:

    • Aconitum napellus is highly toxic. All parts of the plant contain alkaloids that can be lethal if ingested. Caution is advised when handling, and it's not recommended for areas frequented by children or pets.
  8. Uses:

    • Despite its toxicity, Aconitum napellus has been historically used in traditional medicine. However, extreme caution is necessary, and it should only be used by trained herbalists. In the garden, it's often grown for its ornamental value, adding vertical interest and unique flowers to perennial borders.
  9. Maintenance:

    • Monkshood is generally low-maintenance. Deadheading spent flowers can encourage additional blooms. Staking may be advisable, especially in areas prone to wind.
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