Aconitum napellus/Friar's Cap, Monkshood

Aconitum napellus / Aconitum napellus
Hs bluish-purple flowers is summer
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Hs bluish-purple flowers is summer

Flowers shaped like hoods worn by friers and monks

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Scientific Name: Aconitum napellus
Common Name: Friar's Cap, Monkshood
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Blue, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Comments: Grows best in cool climates in full sun, while it likes afternoon shade in its southern range. Keep soils moisst during growing season, but not wet. Roots and seeds as well as all parts if this species are posionus. After first floom, cut plant back for a second flowering.