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Carmichael's Monk'S Hood

Aconitum carmichaelii

Also known as

Monks Hood, Aconite, Japanese Aconite, Sichuan Aconite, Azure monkshood

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1m

1.5m

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Carmichael's Monk'S Hood Overview

Herbaceous, deciduous perennial species with an upright growth habit and leathery foliage. It produces abundances of hanging, big, violet-blue blooms which are hooded and pea-like in appearance.

Common problems with Carmichael's Monk'S Hood

How to propagate Carmichael's Monk'S Hood

Seed

By seed.

Division

Clumps take a long time to establish so only more mature plants can be successfully divided. Divide in early spring or autumn.

Other uses of Carmichael's Monk'S Hood

Border, cutting bed, mixed bed, borders