Aconitum cammarum 'Blue Lagoon'
The perfect aconitum for containers, this short, bright blue selection with handsome dark green foliage stands just about a foot tall. Each individual flower is shaped like a little helmet or hood, thus its common name, monkshood. 'Blue Lagoon' is also unique in that the flowers start blooming lower on the stalks for a showier display from top to bottom.
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Hardiness Zone:4 - 8
Monkshood Growing and Maintenance Tips
Aconitum prefers to be grown in partial shade but will tolerate full sun if plenty of moisture is available. Dry soil leads to stunting. The soil should also be amended with generous amounts of compost and peat moss to give it a slight acidity. They are slow to increase and won't need to be divided often. However, plants may be divided in spring or fall.
Aconitums are highly resistant to diseases and pests, partially because they are very poisonous. USE CAUTION when handling this plant and wear gloves. Do not plant it near vegetable gardens or where small children play. Ingestion of any part of the plant may prove fatal.
Aconitum cammarum 'Blue Lagoon' Characteristics
- Deer Resistant
- Rabbit Resistant
- Sun Tolerant
- Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil Moisture Needs