Aconitum 'Stainless Steel'

monkshood

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This unique, architectural monkshood has steely eryngium-blue flowers. Contrast against ruby-leaved Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ or use with deep-blue aconitums for extra glimmer

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, fertile
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This is a medium-sized monkshood, with erect spikes of hooded, intense pale blue flowers from early to late summer and deeply divided, grey-green leaves. This beautiful metallic blue monkshood was introduced several years ago to great acclaim. Although it will take some sun, its perfect planted in groups at back of a border in partial shade, to light up a dark corner, and its a low maintenance and long-flowering alternative to delphiniums

  • Garden care: Prepare an extra deep planting hole at least 45cm (18in) deep, adding well-rotted organic matter to prevent the soil from drying out in summer. Always wear gloves when working with monkshood, since all parts of the plant are poisonous and a potential skin irritant. Cut the flowering stem to within 15cm of the ground in the autumn to prevent it self seeding..



  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/harmful via skin

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    Aconitum - (Monkshood) dying back?

    Hi there, I bought some Aconitum - Monkshood in June, but now in September they all have withered and appear to be dead. I noted it is described a full hardy, should it not still be green? I hope you can advise. Regards Jillian
    Asked on 9/26/2009 by Jillian Timlin

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      Hello Jillian, These plants are herbaceous perennials, which are starting to die back now for the Winter. This is a natural part of their life cycle and the plants will remain dormant throughout Winter, then in the Spring the plants will put on lots of new, lush growth. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 9/29/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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