– Common name Monkshood.
3 to 5 feet.
Flowers blue or white, August.
Several varieties: Napellus, blue; Napellus albus,
white; autumnale, purple-blue; flowering from
June to September. Fine border plants with cut
foliage and helmet or hood-shaped flowers in spikes,
not unlike Delphiniums.
They are extremely hardy, and will stand a certain
amount of shade.
Obtain in plants, and give ordinary herbaceous
border treatment, top-dressing, etc.
Caution! Note that
the roots of the whole tribe are extremely poisonous,
and should never be planted where by the remotest
chance of ignorance or inadvertence they might
be confused with horseradish, salsify, or anything
else for the kitchen.
- Position: sun to partial shade
- Soil: moist, fertile
- Rate of Growth: average
- Flowering period: July to August
- Hardiness: fully hardy