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Aconitum napellus (Monkshood, Aconite)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 18419



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Aconitum
Species: Aconitum napellus
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Bog
  • Deciduous
  • Medicinal
  • Ornamental
  • Perennial
  • Poisonous
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 3a (to -35 F / -37 C)
  • 3b (to -30 F / -34 C)
  • 4a (to -25 F / -32 C)
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 1 1/2 to 2 feet (45 to 60 cm)
Flowering Start edit
  • Summer
Flowering End edit
  • Autumn / Fall
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Dark
Leaf Shape edit
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Woodland Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Moist
  • Rich
Soil pH edit
Bloom Colour edit
  • Blue
  • Purple
Wildlife Value edit
  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Slug / Snail Resistant
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Division
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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  • Plant juice entering through a cut or scrape can be toxic edit | delete
  • All parts, especially roots and seeds are extremely poisonous edit | delete
  • Keep moist at all times edit | delete
  • Do not plant near vegetable garden where tubers are growing edit | delete
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toni (36069)
Netty (13526)
Christer Johansson (230)
Jewell (5501)


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Netty (13526) wrote on Sep 22 2013
This is the very last perennial to bloom in my garden.

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Christer Johansson (230) wrote on Aug 25 2009
Contains several poisonous compounds, including cardiac poison.

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