Dried Flower Monkshood


Aconitum napellus

Long spikes of hooded blue dried flowers.

Perennial Herb

Common Name(s)  
Height 36 - 48 inches.
Cultivar Newry Blue
Propagation Place seed in moistened medium and place in freezer for three weeks prior to germinating at 55° - 60°F (slow germination, 30+ days); By division of thickened, tuberous roots.
Cultivation Best in semi-shaded location with rich soil.
Disease Minimal insect or disease problems.
Harvest Cut Monkshood when flower spikes are almost fully open.
Drying Hang monkshood upside down in dry, dark, open, airy place.
The upper petal is in the form of a hood, hence the name monkshood.
Monkshood is a good substitute for the dried flower delphinium.

NOTE: Roots, leaves and sometimes flowers contain violent poisons!

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