Striking blue blossoms open on long flower spikes supported by glossy dark green foliage.
Monkshood are wonderful old-fashioned perennials, perfectly suited for large border plantings. This late-flowering selection has incredible, tall spikes of deep violet-blue, hooded flowers, a total surprise when they appear in mid-autumn. Attractive dark green, glossy foliage. Stems may need to be staked in summer. An outstanding cut flower. Plants prefer a site that will not dry out in summer, away from thirsty tree roots. Easily divided every 3 to 4 years, in early spring. CAUTION: toxic if eaten/harmful via skin.
Blooms late summer to fall
2-9 Find your zone
Partial Sun,Partial Shade
Grow at 50-60° F in high light conditions. Initially allow plants to dry slightly between watering. Once actively growing keep evenly moist and feed at 50-75 ppm N with each watering. Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 28
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low
WEAR GLOVES WHEN WORKING WITH ACONITUM AS ALL PARTS ARE POISONOUS. Plant in professional potting soil with the crown just below the soil surface when watered in. Apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.
Plant in a rich, moist, well-drained soil in partial sun to partial shade. Tolerates full sun if the soil is moist.