Aconitum Ivorine

£14.99

SKU: aconitum-ivorine Category:
Common Name: Monkshood
Size: 2-3 LITRE
Hardiness: H7
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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2-3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun, Partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: Late Spring-Early Summer
  • Hardiness: H7
  • Eventual Height: 90cm
  • Eventual Spread: 45cm

Aconitum Ivorine, also known as Ivory Monkshood, is a beautiful perennial flower that is known for its tall spikes of white or ivory-colored flowers that appear in Spring. This plant is a popular choice for gardens and landscapes because of its unique colour and elegant appearance. With its long lasting blooms, Aconitum Ivorine is a great addition to any garden. It thrives in well-drained soil and partial shade and is hardy. Perfect for the back of a border or as a focal point in a cottage garden. This Aconitum is a great choice for gardeners looking to add a touch of elegance and uniqueness to their gardens.

Aconitum Ivorine is a plant that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and in gardens. It is native to Europe and Asia, and has been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, including pain, fever, and inflammation. In the garden, it has been grown for its beautiful, unique flowers and has been used in cottage gardens, herb gardens, and as a cut flower. Historically, it was also used in rituals and ceremonies by some cultures.

How to care for your Aconitum Ivorine

  • Sun and shade: Prefers partial shade, but can tolerate full sun in cooler climates. Avoid planting it in areas that receive intense, direct sunlight, as this can cause the plant to wilt and the flowers to fade more quickly.
  • Soil: Prefers well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. It is important to ensure that the soil remains moist but not waterlogged, as this can lead to root rot.
  • Watering: Water the plant regularly, especially during periods of drought. However, be sure not to overwater as this can lead to root rot. Water the plant at the base, rather than from above, to prevent the foliage from getting wet, which can cause fungal diseases.
  • Fertiliser: Does not require heavy fertilisation. A light application of balanced fertiliser in the early Spring should be sufficient to encourage healthy growth and blooming.
  • Mulching: Mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture in the soil and suppress weed growth. This will also help to protect the plant from extreme temperatures.
  • Pruning: After the flowers have faded, cut back the stems to just above the ground. This will help to prevent the plant from becoming too leggy and encourage bushier growth the following season.
  • Propagation: Can be propagated by division in the Spring or Autumn. Simply dig up the plant, separate the clumps, and replant in a well-prepared soil.

By following these basic care guidelines, you can help to ensure that your Aconitum Ivorine remains healthy, vibrant, and blooming year after year.

 

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