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Monkshood

Aconitum 'Stainless Steel' PPAF

Steel-blue blooms are the defining attribute of this variety.

A terrific hybrid Monkshood selection. This forms an upright clump of deeply-cut green leaves, bearing tall, showy branching spikes of rich steel-blue flowers in mid-summer. The effect is somewhat similar to Delphinium. Excellent as a cut flower. All Monkshood prefers rich, moist soil and perform best in cool-summer areas. Stems may need to be staked. Easily divided in spring or fall. In warm regions this is best grown in partial shade. CAUTION: toxic if eaten/harmful via skin.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms mid to late summer

Mature Height:

35-39 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Begin at 48-55°F to promote root growth. Provide high light and allow plants to dry slightly between waterings. Once actively growing move to 60°F, keep evenly moist and fertilize. 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

Transplanting Instructions:

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.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in a rich, moist, well-drained soil in partial sun to partial shade. Tolerates full sun if the soil is moist.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.