2-3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: July-August
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual Height: 1-1.5m
- Eventual Spread: 0.1-0.5m
Aconitum Sparks Variety, commonly known as Monkshood, a recipient of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a clump forming erect herbaceous perennial with deeply divided, mid green leaves through which the tall erect stems appear bearing spikes of deep violet hooded flowers through-out the Summer. This Aconitum is well suited to the mixed flower border, especially when planted in groups or planted with contrasting colours to provide a colourful focal point, also ideal for cut flower arrangements, lasting well in a vase. Sparks Variety is also a brilliant alternative to Delphiniums which typically require a lot more maintenance than these.
Looking After Your Aconitum Sparks Variety
Generally pest and disease free, although do look out for powdery mildew. A very low maintenance herbaceous perennial and although self supporting, some of the tallest stems may need some support. Aconitum prefers a sunny or partially shaded area within the border, planting in a humus rich, moist, but well drained soil. Late Autumn/early Spring the clumps may be divided to increase stock and maintain vigour. Always wear gloves when handling as can irritate skin, and highly toxic if ingested.