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Aconitum napellus
Common Name: Monkshood Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

Aconitum napellus
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This species has earned a common place in gardens due to its handsome foliage, erect stems and tall spike of deep blue to purplish flowers. Full sun to part shade. All parts of the plant are poisonous so don't use it in salads. Monkshoods are great from sun to part shade and offer a great way to get vertical spikes into shadier positions.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Damp woodlands and streambanks.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourPurple 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Full - Part Shade Sun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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