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botanical name:
Aconitum 'Spark's Variety'
Aconitum 'Spark's Variety' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Monkshood, Aconite
synonyms:  Aconitum henryi 'Sparks Variety', Aconitum napellus 'Spark's Variety', Aconitum 'Sparks Variety'
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.50m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 10
description:
Perennial with tuberous roots, upright, sometimes scandent, branching stems and rounded deeply lobed leaves. Panicles of deep violet, hooded flowers in summer.

cultivation:
Best in cool, moist and fertile soil but generally fairly tolerant. Full sun or part shade. Very hardy.

propagation:
By division in autumn or late winter, can be slow to re-establish.

other notes:
RHS AGM

All parts are poisonous.

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