Use For... Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Bee attraction
Description... This has bright blue purple flowers held on long slender columns and stands over 1.6m (5ft) high with 50cm (20in) spread. So, wonderful at the back of a planting where it will flower from the end of June through August. Grow enough to make a show! The foliage is pretty, deeply dissected dull green, pretty in spring when it is just a foliage clump. The flowers complement strong yellows beautifully. Remember that all parts of this plant are poisonous, even the pollen.
Awards Royal Horicultural Society's Award of Garden Merit
Typically available as
Aconitum 'Spark's Variety'
Planting your new plant
Water the plant thoroughly when you get it home, and plant out as soon as possible. Make the hole for the plant larger that the pot it is in and the same depth. When removing the plant from the pot, squeeze the sides of the pot to loosen it. Loosen the roots of the plant, put the plant in the hole spreading the roots to encourage them to grow outwards. Fill round the edges of the rootball with soil to the same level as the surrounding soil.
Care for your plant
Plants in containers need plant food to thrive when in growth. Seek advice from your retailer regarding best product(s). Follow the packet instructions when applying plant food. Remove fading flowers to encourage fresh ones.
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