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Aconitum 'Spark's Variety'
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common name: Monkshood, Aconite
synonyms: Aconitum henryi 'Sparks Variety', Aconitum napellus 'Spark's Variety', Aconitum 'Sparks Variety'
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 10
Perennial with tuberous roots, upright, sometimes scandent, branching stems and rounded deeply lobed leaves. Panicles of deep violet, hooded flowers in summer.
Best in cool, moist and fertile soil but generally fairly tolerant. Full sun or part shade. Very hardy.
By division in autumn or late winter, can be slow to re-establish.
All parts are poisonous.