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Autumn Monkshood Arendsii

No longer available this season.
Large blooms make this Monkshood one of the favorites for cut bouquets. Arendsii blooms in mid to late summer and is deer resistant. (Aconitum carmichaelii)
key features
Botanical Name
Aconitum cammarum
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to Late Summer


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.