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Aconitum 'Ivorine' (monkshood)

Aconitum 'Ivorine' (Monkshood)


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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: moist, fertile
Rate of Growth: average
Flowering period: June and July
Flowers: ivory white
Other features: lobed, leathery, dark green leaves
Hardiness: fully hardy
Erect spikes of creamy-white, helmet shaped flowers in late spring and early summer and deeply lobed, dark green leaves. This elegant monkshood is one of the first of the to bloom and is perfect for illuminating a lightly shaded woodland garden, as the distinctive white flowers are best in cool, moist conditions. Garden care: Prepare an extra deep planting hole at least 45cm (18in) deep, adding well-rotted organic matter to prevent the soil from drying out in summer. Always wear gloves when working with monkshood since all parts of the plant are poisonous and a potential skin irritant.

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