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Aconitum fischeri
Aconitum fischeri
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Aconitum fischeri

Azure Monkshood

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.015.220

Monkshood are wonderful old-fashioned perennials, perfectly suited for border plantings. This selection flowers from late summer to early fall featuring striking upright spikes of lavender-blue flowers. Each flower is shaped like a hood, thus the common name. The deeply-cut leaves are glossy and dark green. Strong stems so should not require staking. Plants prefer a site that will not dry out in summer, away from thirsty tree roots. In hot summer areas, this will need protection from the afternoon sun. CAUTION: toxic if eaten/harmful via skin.

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Aconitum fischeri

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate