Aconitum carmichaelii Barker's Variety (Monkshood)

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

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)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies
Deer resistant


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