Aconitum Bressingham Spire

 

Monkshood. An upright perennial with dark green leaves. Spikes of deep violet blue flowers. Max Height 1m. Max Spread 40cm. Flowers September, cut back after flowering. CAUTION toxic if eaten, also skin irritant. Makes for an attractive border perennial.

 

Plant in light well drained soil. Full sun, Hardy.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.