Aconitum napellus

Monkshood (Wolfbane)

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Upright plants with thick, leathery leaves. Attractive helmet-shaped flowers on tall stalks. Excellent cut flower. Prefers moist, partially shaded areas. Blooms mid to late summer. All plants parts are poisonous.

More About Aconitum napellus

  • violet-blue form
  • good cut

Blooms mid summer with helmet shaped flowers. Foliage is glossy dark green on loosely branched stems. Leaves with 5-7 toothed lobes. Good for use as cut flowers. Prefers a moist cool soil.

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32-36 in


24-28 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Aconitum napellus Characteristics


  • Border
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Mass Plant
  • Cottage Garden
  • Specimen

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Tolerates most soils

Bloom Time

  • Late season

Flower Color

  • Lavender
  • Blue

Fruiting Attributes

  • good for cold regions/very hardy


  • Upright