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Aconitum 'Newry Blue'

Monkshood

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Blue

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Dave Bevan, copyright GAP Photos (194191)

Plant details

This is a beautiful culitvar with dark green, lobed leaves and deep blue hooded flowers in mid- to late summer. Plant in sun or partial shade, in moist soil. Be careful when handling as the foliage may irriate the skin. All parts of the plant are toxic.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Aconitum

Cultivar: Newry Blue

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: September to February

Flowering period: July to September


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