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Monkshood, Wolfbane (Aconitum napellus)

Sharpsville, PA(Zone 5a)

Bloomed october 13,2002. I am in zone 5. I;m 5'8 and I an looking it straight on! its a big one!

Common name: Monkshood, Wolfbane
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Aconitum
Species napellus

Plant Link: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/13/

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Marietta, GA(Zone 8a)

This is beautiful!!!

Seward, AK(Zone 3b)

Just noticed this thread, Mimi. Congrats! It finally opened. It took its own sweet time, but it was worth it! Quite the big fellow! He must like you! Next year it may be even bigger.

Sharpsville, PA(Zone 5a)

I got so many clippings from it. Didn;t know that they did good as a cut flower. I just got a good 5 off here last nite. LOVE them! I was trying to "save summer". kept a few on to see what happens. now. am wondering if those left will self seed or what?

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Seward, AK(Zone 3b)

What a beautiful bouquet! Zinnias, Snaps, and Monkshood! Why not put this one on the PDB site, as well. It's a good closeup of the blooms and it demonstates how well they work as a cut flower!

Cleveland, OH(Zone 5b)

Oh! how beautiful! I have one that bloomed a couple of weeks ago, but lost it in a wind storm. Was chopped in half by a tall hollyhock! Hope it comes back next year! They really do look like a Monks hood! Dontcha think?

Sharpsville, PA(Zone 5a)

Weezingreens? you think I should put that there? I took some clippings to work and they stayed from Monday to Saturday!
Celia. mine has huge green shiny leaves on it and its just as tall as me. It took forever to bloom but was worth the wait. Bet yours comes back next year just fine. The do look like little hoods.

Seward, AK(Zone 3b)

Sure, Mimi. I'd post the bouquet in the PDB and mention how well they work as a cut flower in your caption.

Sharpsville, PA(Zone 5a)

well, maybe I will. if it gets pulled off. we'll know it just doesn;t belong I guess. They really do make a nice cut flower. Wonder if anyone else has tried that. I sure hope so. can't imagine such a pretty thing not being enjoyed to its fullest.

Seward, AK(Zone 3b)

Hey, Mimi... it's a bloom, up close, why not? If not, blame it on the PDB Fairy!

Seward, AK(Zone 3b)

Here she is!

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Sharpsville, PA(Zone 5a)

THAT IS SO CUTE!!!!!!! Did you draw that? Love it

Seward, AK(Zone 3b)

Yes, Mimi, I drew her and guess who I used for a model.. the only person in the room at the time! I think she could have used some of your hair dressing skills!

Western, PA(Zone 6a)

Hi mingsmimi, does this plant bloom late, and does it ever frost first? Nice photo!

Sharpsville, PA(Zone 5a)

Weezin! you are quite theartist! WOW! great! Love that hair!
golddog. if you count mid october as listed above as late/ Then I guess yes. I'm in Sharon. so. we have probably had frost as much as you. They seem quite hardy and have held up well to frost. I just clipped these off yesterday and we had had a few frosts before hand. They are great!

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