Also known as
Monkshood, Wolfsbane, Wolf's Bane, Leopard's Bane, Mousebane, Women's Bane, Devil's Helmet, Queen of Poisons, Blue Rocket
Aconitum variegatum paniculatum (9896463143) by peganum (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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Aconitum is a genus of over 250 herbaceous perennial plants known by many common names such as Aconite, Wolfsbane or Monkshood. Growing in mountainous regions, this genus is fully hardy and would suit a rock garden or border planting. They bear pretty, hooded, most often purple flowers in summer on upright stems, but all parts are highly toxic and handling the foliage may irritate skin.
How to propagate Aconite
Propagation is by division in the autumn, every 2-3 years.
Seed in the autumn.
Other uses of Aconite
Rock gardens and borders.
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