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Aconitum carmichaelii 'Spatlese'

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aconitum (a-kon-EYE-tum) (Info)
Species: carmichaelii (kar-my-KAY-lee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Spatlese
Additional cultivar information: (Wilsonii Group; aka Spätlese, Spaetlese)

Synonym:Aconitum wilsonii

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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4 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive sherriseden On Jun 13, 2011, sherriseden from Des Plaines, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Gorgeous foliage for the 3 seasons and beautiful blue flowers in autumn. Love it!

Positive jamie68 On Oct 29, 2006, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have had great results with this plant, and with not a ton of special care! Never needs staking, takes the too-sunny spot I planted it in before I knew any better,and has nice fall color right when the flowers are blooming for a neat effect. I will be dividing it this spring,and setting some of the clump into a shadier spot, will see how it does there. Very nice cultivar, and very consistent performer!

Positive Veshengo On Oct 21, 2006, Veshengo from Faversham
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Have had a lot of success with this cultivar.

Also known as A. Cammarum 'Spatlese'

Steve

Positive saya On Mar 8, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

A tall aconitum (175 cm) that does 'nt need supporting to stand straight. My friend has it grown in her garden. It flowers in a beautifull amethystblue at the end of summer after a long promiss that starts early spring. Needs a not to sunny spot and dislikes roots.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Des Plaines, Illinois
Salt Lake City, Utah
Vancouver, Washington



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