Aconite Jupiter helmet

L’Aconite is native flower mountain which offers a beautiful blue and sometimes yellow flowers.

The ears can reach more’1 m tall which makes it an ideal plant to decorate the bottom of’massive.

In short, that’you should know:

Name : Aconitum napellus
Family : Buttercup
Type : Vivace

: 80 to 120 cm
Exposure : Sun and partial shade
Ground : Ordinary, well drained

Flowering : May to October according to seasons

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Sowing, planting of’aconite:

Preferably your monkshood plant in September for good root before’winter and a good recovery in the spring.

If you plant in the spring, it must be watered after planting.

  • L’aconite love all types of soil and even poor, dry soils
  • N’not hesitate to make a fertilizer or compost for planting
  • They like partial sun and slightly shady situations
  • Avoid places too windy or so put a tutor
  • Keep a distance of 40cm between each plant.
  • Multiplying by monkshood division of the tuft in the spring or the’fall.

Interview size’a aconite:

Cut the stems after flowering to stimulate’emergence of new flowers.

For monkshood, fold in the shortest’autumn and possibly protect the foot in the coldest regions.

  • The varieties’monkshood highest are susceptible to wind and need to be staked if necessary

Namely on’aconite:

Also called plant Kill wolves, its name comes from the Latin meaning Aconite poison.

But if this plant is toxic, c’is a pretty flower formed long flower spikes adorned beautiful blue and yellow flowers certain species

Its height, often greater than 1 m,  allows it’be planted in solid background, where it will give a beautiful bushy effect.

Very pretty bouquet of flowers, you can easily keep them long and even integrate a bouquet of dried flowers.

Aconite and toxicity:

L’Aconitum napellus is’species most toxic of monkshood and certainly the’one of the most toxic plants in the flora’Temperate Europe.

L’ingestion’a single piece of the plant can cause a heart problem that can go up’to death.

The root, often compared to a turnip, is the most toxic part of the plant.

Finally, aconite was long used by hunters as a poison to the tips of their arrows plsu recently to eliminate wolves and foxes.

Malignant Council about the’aconite:

  • Cut some flowers’the aconite’summer and put them in a vase because it fits comfortably in bouquet.
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