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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This late blooming perennial adds height and colorful spires to the end of summer shade garden. It prefers afternoon shade in the southern garden, but will tolerate sun further north.

    Latin Name

    Aconitum napellus


    Family

    Ranunculaceae


    Also Known As

    Queen of All Poisons Wolf's Bane Aconite


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    July - August


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 4'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Part Shade
    Part Sun
    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Rabbit

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest
    Skin irritant

    Colors


    Native Range

    Western and central Europe


    History

    Lady Jean Skipwith enjoyed this purple flower in her Virginia garden in 1793.


    Other Details

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