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Aconitum hemsleyanum
Common Name: Climbing Monkshood Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

Wonderful violet-blue monkshood flowers to 10’, with twining climber! Flowers in profusion in late Summer. Likes part-shade, or almost full sun. Sets seed sparingly so we will have a limited number. Try it on your arbor with yellow Clematis orientalis. From central and western China. All parts of the plant are poisonous so don’t use it in salads. Not available every year.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Native Habitat:
Forests, forest margins, scrub, mountains and grassy slopes at elevations of 1700 - 3500 metres.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourBlue-violet
TypeVine Secondary Bloom Colour
Height6-10' Bloom TimeLate Summer
Spread4-8" FragranceNo
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem Colour
Hardiness5 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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