Aconitum carmichaelii Barker's Variety (Monkshood)

These dark blue perennials grow in an erect habit above blue-green foliage. Upright, clump-forming habit.

ALL PARTS OF THE PLANT ARE POISONOUS. The common name ‘Monkshood’ comes from the cowled upper sepal’s resemblance to the cloth hood worn by medieval monks.

Blooms late summer to early fall
4-6 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer resistant
Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture

Small light pink bottlebrush blooms rise above the foliage on upright, wiry stems. New foliage emerges green, maturing to dark reddish-purple and is finely divided.

Blooms in late summer to late fall
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
4′ tall x 3′ spread

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This interesting perennial features bright green spears bearing tiny, drooping, tubular yellow-orange flowers that rise atop foliage of strap-shaped basal leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer to early fall
2.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Fragrant flowers in pastel colours of red, pink, yellow, orange, salmon, lilac, purple, and white, bloom on tall green fern-like foliage. .

Blooms from early summer to early fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant foliage
Moderate salt tolerance

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(GROUND COVER) Variegated and semi-evergreen leaves are sweetly fragrant, narrow, and grass-like. Small insignificant yellow-green flowers bear tiny, fleshy red berries.

Blooms mid spring to early summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)

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