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Aconite

Aconitum spp.

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Also known as

Monkshood, Wolfsbane, Wolf's Bane, Leopard's Bane, Mousebane, Women's Bane, Devil's Helmet, Queen of Poisons, Blue Rocket

Aconitum variegatum paniculatum (9896463143) by peganum (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Aconite Overview

Aconitum is a genus of over 250 herbaceous perennial plants known by many common names such as Aconite, Wolfsbane or Monkshood. Growing in mountainous regions, this genus is fully hardy and would suit a rock garden or border planting. They bear pretty, hooded, most often purple flowers in summer on upright stems, but all parts are highly toxic and handling the foliage may irritate skin.

Common problems with Aconite

How to propagate Aconite

Division

Propagation is by division in the autumn, every 2-3 years.

Seed

Seed in the autumn.

Other uses of Aconite

Rock gardens and borders.

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