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Aconitum cammarum 'Stainless Steel'


Spires of hooded steel-blue blooms on sturdy stems rise from mounds of finely cut gray-green leaves. The flowers offer a cool contrast to hot-colored members of the Daisy clan.

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36-48 in


18-24 in

Hardiness Zone:

3 - 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 'Stainless Steel' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Border
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer
  • Late Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average