Last thread was getting a bit long.
Aconitums continued (part 2)
Thanks for the info! I will keep you posted on how it does in the sun-
Im back. Have been busy acting in the theatre.
Have got a few more Aconitums over the last couple of years and will post pictures of them when I get round to taking them.
Am very happy to be directed to Veshengo's monkshood thread by pirl.
Have put in a number of, and currently maintain (latter, a very few), perennial gardens. Haven't always used monkshood because of possible safety issues with children and pets. Always use it, when I feel I can. Have found the several monkshoods, I've used, very hardy and well able to compete with other perennials in mixed perennial beds. (I plant and police close.)
The most useful monkshood for me has been Arend's monkshood (Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii') for reasons such as fall bloom time, frequently not requiring staking, availability around here (in pots) and (of course!) blue flower. I realize the blue of A. henryi 'Sparks Variety', for instances, might be more exotic, but Arend's monkshood is a real work horse of my perennial gardens in fall. Dark green stands of it, in my own small garden, already (later June) look good.
Welcome to my thread SunnyBorders. If you want to try something different, try A. Hemsleyanum, it is a good climber with blue flowers, and if you can find it, A. Hemsleyanum 'Red Wine' a nice dark red. These both look good clambering through either a yellow or white flowering shrub. It has the added benefit of being a good plant to be grown at the back of a border out of the way of children. Am doing a trial with the blue by having it climb through a trellis and seing how dence it grows and how high I can get it. If you could post some pictures it would be nice to see them.
Had never heard of that species or the cultivar.
Going to follow your info up.
I have common monkshood in flower.
Waiting for Stainless Steel, Spark's Variety and Ivorine.
Will send in pictures as they flower.
I have learned of a new series of Aconitums. They are all in the A. Carmichaelii family. I will post photos as and when I get them. I will also add the photo credits where I can.
The leaves on all of the above start with the colors you can see. When they age they gradually turn fully green.
They're beautiful! Are they commercially available in US?
Hi all. I'm back. Things have been a bit hectic of late. Rehearsals and two shows. Now that there over I can concentrate on my Aconitums.
Have just received some more seeds from Chilton Seeds. http://www.chilternseeds.co.uk
A. Napellus 'Newry Blue'
A. Septrentale 'Iviorine'
A. 'Stainless Steel'
A. Wilsonii 'Spatlese'
And a packet of Mixed seed. I am looking forward to seeing what comes up.
Some of the seeds I have already got, they were adult plants. By getting seed of what I'vr got will be a double check.
Will the seeds come true to parent or will I have some hybrids?
Will sow them and let the fun begin.
Seeds planted in pots.
The trial with the Aconitum Fischerii in a container is coming along good.
My Aconitum Hemsleyanum has been divided and is doing well.
Now is the time for sowing seeds. Mine are in the cold frame.
Tuberous and fiberous rooted varieties can be divided now.
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A. Grossedentatum seedlings are just pushing through. Taking photos at every stage. This will help with IDing them. Will be doing this for all the others.
All the Aconitums in the garden are coming through, including a whole bunch of seedlings. Can't wait to see if I've got any Hybrids.
Hope to do some IDing for you guys soon.
I don't think Veshengo is a member of DG? So cool re his knowledge and interest in all things Aconitum.