Aconitum fischeri
Aconitum fischeri photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Azure Monkshood

Aconitum fischeri produces upright spikes of lavender blue flowers in September. This species has particularly strong stems that do not require staking. The deeply divided dark green foliage is very attractive. This plant works well in perennial borders and cottage and woodland gardens and provides colour late in the season. All parts of Aconitum are poisonous. Always wear gloves when working with this plant.

  • Height: 61 - 66 cm (24 - 26 in)
  • Spread: 61 - 76 cm (24 - 30 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial shade
  • Bloom Time: late summer to early fall
  • Leaf Colour: shiny deep green
  • Bloom Colour: lavender blue
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Aconitum fischeri is an easy care plant for rich, well drained soil in sun to light shade. All parts of this plant are extremely poisonous. Some people react with a skin rash to exposure to the foliage.

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