Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Aconitum napellis, Monkshood, Aconite, Wolfbane

Common Name: Monkshood, Aconite, Wolfbane

Genus: Aconitum

Species: napellis

Characteristics of Plant
Aconitum napellis is a beautiful perennial plant that is also considered a medicinal herb. Warning though if using for medicinal purposes. It can be toxic to humans if not taken in the proper dosages.

The plant not only has beautiful lacy foliage but, it produces stunning bright purple flowers that are hooded to look at causing the common name of Monkshood.

It is best to always plant fresh seed. If seed must be stored, keeping it in the freezer works the best. Better germination can be achieved by giving the seed a cold chill or winter sowing.

If planting seed in the early spring it can take up to nine weeks for germination.

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Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring

Germination Temperature
Winter Sow
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
Lay on top of soil

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Sun Exposure
Part Sun/ Part Shade
Shade

Plant Height
4 -6 feet

Plant Form
Upright
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
DarkPurple

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Potential Hazzards or Invasiveness
Poisonous to Humans

Cutting Flower
Yes

Attractive to Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies

Additional Uses
Containers
Borders
Planters

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