aconitum lamarkii (monkshood)*

Size: 1 gallon
  • spikes of sulphur-yellow flowers
  • bloom midsummer
  • deeply lobed, green foliage
  • easy care perennial
  • the upper sepal of the flower bears a striking resemblance to the clothing hood worn by a medieval monk, thus the common name "monkshood"
  • zone 2
  • height 75-100cm
  • spread 45-60cm
  • colour yellow
  •  grows well in full sun but requires sufficient water
  • aconitum grows best where shade is provided in the hot hours of the afternoon
  • relatively slow-growing, it won't need to be divided regularly
  • they are very resistant to pests and diseases
  • beware of handling this plant as all parts are highly poisonous
  • may require staking
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • rabbit resistant
  • deer resistant
  • poisonous
  • low maintenance
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)