Aconitum, Monkshood, Wolfbane 'Stainless Steel'

Aconitum x cammarum

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aconitum (a-kon-EYE-tum) (Info)
Species: x cammarum (KAM-mar-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Stainless Steel

Category:

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Regional

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

Los Altos, California

Davenport, Iowa

Tillamook, Oregon

Stanwood, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 18, 2009, bonehead from Cedarhome, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice mix with the darker monkshoods, and blooms earlier (Jun-Jul for me). Holds itself up well.

Positive

On Mar 1, 2006, Veshengo from Faversham,
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Good sturdy plant.

Well suited for mid to rear of border where the pale steely-blue flowers light up or even glow in the evening light.

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