17 Nov 2012

Aconitum Napellus Plants

A eye-catching flower with racemes of wealthy red or purple blossoms, recognized by their helmet-shaped upper-petal, in September and Aug. A useful for growing in the colour of plants, or in the back of a edge. This eye-catching monkshood is a low servicing alternative to delphiniums. The arises hardly ever need staking, and given that all parts of the flower are highly harmful, unwanted pests usually leave the foilage alone.

Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Aconitum
Species: napellus
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Blue
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Feature: Flowers
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist
Hardiness: Hardy
Skill level: Beginner
Height: 150cm
Spread: 30cm
Time to plant seeds: March to May
Time to divide plants: September to February
Flowering period: July to August