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

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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 - 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 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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