Scientific Name: Aconitum napellus Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:monkshood Texture:Fine
Family Name:RanunculaceaeHabit: Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Europe, Central / west Asia, North America Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Dissected, Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Odd-pinnate, Orbicular, Lacerate, Incised, Palmately lobed
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), Violet, Blue, Jun- Jul
Fruit: Follicle, Brown, Oct- Nov
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Perennial border, Summer interest, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Leaves dark green, deeply divided into 5-7 toothed lobes; florets "monk-hooded", deep purplish-blue to violet, in dense, terminal racemes up to 20 cm long.