Aconitum Seed ( Perennial )
2991 Newry Blue ( Aconitum napellus )
Earliest monkshood in midsummer, best for cutting. Grows 36"
tall, hardy to zone 3. Perennial. All parts of the plant (especially the roots and seeds) are extremely poisonous.
TRM098 Azure Monkshood Aconitum carmichaelii
A long lived perennial hardy for zones 3-7. Native to central China, this species of monkshood is sometimes commonly called autumn-flowering monkshood because of its late summer to early fall bloom. It blooms later than most other species of Aconitum. It is an erect, tuberous-rooted perennial that features dense panicles (to 8" long) of hooded flowers atop rigid, leafy stems typically growing 2-3' tall. In optimum growing conditions, plants may grow 4-5' tall. Species flowers are deep purple inside and paler blue outside. The upper sepal of each flower develops into a large, helmet-like structure that somewhat resembles the hood worn by medieval monks, hence the common names of monkshood and helmet flower. Leathery, dark green leaves are deeply divided into 3-5 lobes. All parts of the plant (especially the roots and seeds) are extremely poisonous.
RHC290 Monkshood ( Aconitum napellus )
Perennial. An elegant blue upright specimen for late summer
accent. 36" tall, hardy to zone 3. All parts of the plant (especially the roots and seeds) are extremely poisonous.