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Aconitum

 

Aconite

Aconites are perennials or biennials that bear spires of hooded flowers, similar to larkspur or delphinium. The leaves are lobed. WARNING: The plant is poisonous, and should be handled with care. Wear gloves, and clean tools after handling the plants.

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plant Features
  • Aconite likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Aconite likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Aconite is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Aconite likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Aconite

Latin name

Aconitum

type

Herbaceous Perennial

family

Ranunculaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Aconite likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Aconite is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Aconite likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Aconite likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Aconite is 0.40meters x 1.20meters 0.40 M 1.20 M

Aconitum

Aconites are perennials or biennials that bear spires of hooded flowers, similar to larkspur or delphinium. The leaves are lobed. WARNING: The plant is poisonous, and should be handled with care. Wear gloves, and clean tools after handling the plants.


Flowering

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Tall spires of hooded blue flowers appear from mid Summer into Autumn

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant into rich and free-draining soil in a sunny or partially shady site. If the climate is hot the plant will need to be placed where there is shade from the mid-day sun.

 

Propagating by division

From Mid Autumn TO Late Autumn

Divide the rhizomes in Autumn. After approximately three years, once herbaceous perennial varieties have become established clumps they should be divided in order to retain vigour. The simplest method is to carefully dig around the clump and gently pull it apart into fist sized pieces and re-plant immediately. The middle of the original clump should be discarded as this will have lost vigour and become woody.

 
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