Aconitum napellus – Monkshood
Monkshood, Aconitum napellus, features distinctive violet blue flowers from mid to late summer on stately 3 feet tall plants. 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. Deer and rabbit resistant.
Plant Monkshood in shade to part shade in soil that has been amended with compost or other organic mater. Adding a starter fertilizer or giving a light application of an all purpose liquid fertilizer will help it get off to a fast start. We use Starter Plus Bio Tone Organic. Keep consistently moist. It will tolerate full sun if given plenty of water. Dry soil with inhibit plant growth.
Caution: All parts of the plants are extremely poisonous for pets, children, and adults. Do not plant near vegetable gardens. Wear gloves when handling plants. Ingestion of any part of the plant may prove fatal.
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