Common Monkshood

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Monkshood, also known as Wolfsbane, puts on tall, beautiful spikes of bloom in late spring. Each deep-violet flower is shaped like hood or cowl, giving rise to the common name. Very showy and tolerant of both deer and bunnies, it's no wonder this gorgeous flower has been popular in gardens since medieval times. (Aconitum napellus)
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size36-42" tall , 12-18" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
SizeBag of 3
SKUAM014414

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
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Plant Information
Monkshood often reminds gardeners of delphiniums since the rich blue color is the same. But its much easier to grow. First of all, Monkshood is plenty tall, but shorter than the towering delphiniums that always need staking. This one stands on its own. And its not as brittle as a delphinium, so does a simpler job of adding tall blue flower spikes to your late spring garden. The roots are poisonous.
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SKUAM014414
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Common Name
Common Monkshood
Botanical Name
Aconitum napellus
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Purple
Flower Size
4-6" flowers
Mature Height
36-42" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Growth Rate
Medium
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Planting Depth
Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As
Bare Root
Foliage
Dark green teethed leaves.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region
Northeast, West, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Item Unit
Root
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