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Aconitum lamarkii

Monkshood

An unusual monkshood with long, airy racemes of tubular flowers. The foliage is dark green and deeply lobed.

  • »  Spikes of sulphur-yellow flowers midsummer
  • »  Deeply lobed, green foliage
  • »  Easy care perennial
  • »  Bloom Time: Midsummer

1gal
$19.25
  • Category:Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone:2
  • Height:75-100 cm
  • Spread:45-60 cm
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist to Average
Well-drained
Growth Rate
Medium
Attributes
Low Maintenance
Poisonous
Flowering Time
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall
Habit
Clumping
Upright
Foliage Color
Green (dark)
Landscape uses
Specimen
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Aconitum lamarkii

The upper sepal of the flower bears a striking resemblance to the clothing hood worn by a medieval monk, thus the common name "Monkshood".

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Aconitum lamarkii

Grows well in full sun but requires sufficient water. Aconitum grows best where shade is provided in the hot hours of the afternoon. Relatively slow- growing, it won't need to be divided regularly. They are very resistant to pests and diseases. Beware of handling this plant as all parts are highly poisonous. May require staking.