Aconitum napellus L.

Blue Rocket, Bear's-foot, Helmet-flower


Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Aconitum

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 7

Size: To 4' tall and 1.5' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Flowers purple blue in June to July. Likes afternoon shade in warmer zones. Rabbit resistant (Oudolf).

Cultivars: 

'Grandiflorum Album' - white flowers

'Pink Sensation' - pink flowers

'Stainless steel' - pale blue flowers

History: 

Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 532 in 1753.

Native to Europe.

Relatives: 


Sources of Information

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