Weerobin wrote: Birder, my aconitum grows like crazy. I think you should try it again.
Heat & humidity hasn't bothered mine in the least.
Reseeds readily as Alta noted above.
It's sturdy - bolt upright without needing support - maybe 5ft tall or so.
Many blooming stems.
And the late season of bloom is always a plus (note the fall color in the background).
I really don't know which one I have, but it has reseeded in several other areas.
Blooms perfectly well in fairly deep shade.
And amazingly enough, my voracious deer don't bother it.
I have been so pleased with it that I bought a few other colors last yr - pink, white & bicolor.
They're too small to have flowered yet, though I got a single white bloom,
which I was disappointed with, since it looked like a muddy white to me.
But I'll wait til the plant matures to see if it looks nicer w/ maturity.
By the way, I love the foliage on that big mystery plant of yours, Alta!