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Aconitum ‘Blue Sceptre’
Aconitum ‘Blue Sceptre’
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Aconitum ‘Blue Sceptre’

Dwarf Monkshood

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.015.270

This compact selection of Monkshood should not require staking. Spikes of blooms appear in midsummer, the pouch-shaped white flowers edged in rich violet purple. Foliage is dark green and deeply-cut on the edges. An outstanding cut flower. Grows best in a rich, moist soil – away from thirsty tree roots. In warm regions plants will appreciate protection from hot afternoon sun. Clumps may be divided every 3-4 years, in early spring. CAUTION: toxic if eaten/harmful via skin.

Further details for
Aconitum ‘Blue Sceptre’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   65-75 cm
   25-29 inches
   40-50 cm
   16-20 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.