Aconitum carmchaelii Andresii, Monkshood

Aconitum carmichaelii Arendsii, Monkshood

Distinctive azure blue flowers top the stately Arendsii Monkshood in fall. The upper sepal of each flower resembles the hood worn by medieval monks or a large helmet, hence the common names of Monkshood and Helmet Flower. Leathery, dark green leaves are deeply divided. All parts of the plants are extremely poisonous.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Aconitum carmichaelii Arendsii

Common Name

Monkshood

Bloom Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Fall

Foliage Color

Green

Height

24-48″

Width

12-18″

Uses

Beds, Woodland Gardens

Resistance

Deer

Soil

Moist, Rich

Water Needs

Consistent

Zone

3-7

Plant Type

Perennial