Scientific Name: Aconitum carmichaelii
Common Name: autumn monkshood
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Dissected, Alternate, Leathery, Palmate venation, Pubescent, Orbicular, Ovate, Dentate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Raceme, Blue, Violet, Sep-Oct
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Follicle, Green, Brown, Oct-Nov, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Stems sturdy and stay upright; leaves with 3 or 5 main lobes, alternate, ovate-orbicular, most blades 7-14cm long x 9-15cm wide; margin toothed and incised; racemes 6-20cm long, florets 'hooded' (modified sepal), blue-violet, Sep-Oct; follicles 15-18mm long.