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Bicolor Monkshood

Aconitum x cammarum 'Bicolor'

Unique bi-colored flowers in shades from deep blue to white on glossy dark green foliage.

A color variation on the more familiar Blue Monkshood, this is not as commonly seen in gardens. Plants form an upright clump of deeply-cut green leaves, bearing spikes of blue-edged white flowers in mid-summer. May need staking in early summer. An outstanding cut flower. Plants prefer a site that will not dry out, away from thirsty tree roots. In hot summer areas this will need protection from afternoon sun. Easily divided every 3 to 4 years, in early spring. CAUTION: toxic if eaten/harmful via skin.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms mid to late summer

Mature Height:

35-47 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

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

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.