Aconitum 'Bicolor' - monkshood

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Aconitum 'Bicolor' - monkshood

Postby Chris_W » Oct 09, 2009 9:43 am

This plant came in with a batch of Peonies, actually I think it was growing within a peony! I knew the next spring that there was a monkshood there, but decided to let it go. 2 seasons later here it is in bloom - another great plant for fall color. This is Aconitum cammarum 'Bicolor'. I'll probably virus test it and hopefully propagate it since this clump has really grown big!

Thanks for looking :)

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Re: Aconitum 'Bicolor' - monkshood

Postby Kas » Oct 09, 2009 11:50 pm

That is really cool, but not for my garden even though it would look neat in my "sorta white" garden. Ben is 4 1/2 and still puts all kinds of plant matter into his mouth. :eek: I still have to be careful about stuff like that. But what a bonus deal! I love getting a nice two for one.

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Re: Aconitum 'Bicolor' - monkshood

Postby gamekeeper » Nov 02, 2009 3:01 pm

Is Monkshood a shade plant ,I love that.
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Re: Aconitum 'Bicolor' - monkshood

Postby woodthrush » Feb 14, 2010 9:54 am

Be careful handling the roots when you divide. The sap is said to be poisonous.
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Re: Aconitum 'Bicolor' - monkshood

Postby flowerchild59 » May 14, 2010 8:34 am

That is certainly beatiful.
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Re: Aconitum 'Bicolor' - monkshood

Postby Kas » May 14, 2010 3:20 pm

I believe all parts are poisonous. Same with foxglove and castor bean. All very pretty, but not for my garden right now. Oh well. Just need more hostas instead! :lol:

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