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Aconitum hemsleyanum


Wonderful violet-blue monkshood flowers to 10’, with twining climber! Flowers in profusion in late Summer. Likes part-shade, or almost full sun. Sets seed sparingly so we will have a limited number. Try it on your arbor with yellow Clematis orientalis. From central and western China. All parts of the plant are poisonous so don’t use it in salads. Not available every year.

Common Name: Climbing Monkshood

Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue-violet

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Vine

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Forests, forest margins, scrub, mountains and grassy slopes at elevations of 1700 - 3500 metres.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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