Aconitum or 'Monkshood' flowerAconitum or 'Monkshood' plants For Sale

Another great border plant, Aconitum are also known as monkshood and wolfsbane, aconitum also has its place in literature. Generally an upright bushy perennial with dark green foliage flower colors of cultivars differs from the well know blue/purple (see picture right) of Bressingham Spire, to the white of A.ivorine and A.napellus albiflorus.

Where to grow Aconitum

A sunny position is best for sucessful flowering. A humus rich soil is best. Flowers are held above the foliage and can reach 1m (3ft) so a position mid border suits well.

Aconitum care and growing hints.

Deadhead after flowering. Plants can be divided in late winter to early spring. Mix some well rotted compost and manure into the soil.

Water newly planted clumps with a seaweed solution. In general Aconitum do not need staking.

Aconitum plants or 'Monkshood' are a desirable garden plant with lovely blue flower spikes in spring. A grandiflorum album is one of the best white aconites, with a long flowering season. A napellus or 'Monkshood' is the most common of the species. Aconitum are relatively easy to grow.

Aconitum 'Stainless Steel' with it's attractive blue flowers, Aconitum anglicum or 'English Monkshood' and Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' are all popular cultivars and species available for sale online in the UK from Mail Order Nurseries

Popular Aconitum species include:

Aconitum napellus, Aconitum carmichaellii, Aconitum cammarum, Aconitum bressingham spire.

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Aconityum varieties are available for sale from the following nurseries

Flymoor Lane Rocklands Attleborough Norfolk NR 17 1BP

Tel: 01939 251173 - FAX: 01939 251637
Edgebolton, Shawbury, Shropshire, SY4 4EL
We are mail order specialists of herbaceous perennials, including bearded irises, herbaceous & tree peonies. The catalogue and website list over 700 different varieties.