Aconite cultivation

How to grow monkshood (Aconitum napellus)



Monkshood, aconite  or wolfsbane is in bloom from June to September. It produces blue flowers till 2 cm long, helmet-shaped. Corolla as wide as tall.

Its leaves are  divided till half of the blade into subdivided segments.

It is a perennial plant till 1,2 m.


Water it frequently, daily during bloom.

Used for decorations, stony gradients and as a drug. It was also used as a medicinal plant.


Place it in full sun in cool places or demishade.


Reproduce from seeds in spring or tubers in autumn.


Rich- humus soil, well drained.


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4 June, 2021

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