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botanical name:
Aconitum napellus
Aconitum napellus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Monkshood, Aconite
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.00m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: blue
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
description:
Dark green, deeply cut and divided leaves. Deep blue flowers in late summer. Selected forms are more often seen than the species.

cultivation:
Best in cool, moist and fertile soil but generally fairly tolerant. Full sun or part shade. Cut back after flowering to encourage new stems.

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

other notes:
Native to Britain.

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