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Aconitum/Monkshood

Aconitum/Monkshood
Perennial
Height:3-4'
Light:Partial Shade
Flowering Time:Mid-Late Summer
Zone:2

Monkshood are wonderful old-fashioned perennials, perfectly suited for large border plantings. This summer-flowering selection has very tall spikes of deep violet-blue, hooded flowers, over a clump of attractive dark green, finely-cut leaves. An outstanding cut flower. Plants prefer a site that will not dry out in summer, away from thirsty tree roots. In hot summer areas this will need protection from afternoon sun. Plan on staking this variety. Easily divided every 3 to 4 years, in early spring. CAUTION: toxic if eaten/harmful via skin.

As soon as the blooms are done on the first flowering flush, cut the bloom stalks to the ground and do not allow the plant to set seed. This will encourage it to set another round of flowers later in the summer.Deer and rabbit resistant

$4 pot