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Aconitum spicatum 'Stainless Steel' (Monkshood 'Stainless Steel')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
1.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - All parts highly toxic if eaten; also harmful via the skin.
Toxic - All parts highly toxic if eaten; also harmful via the skin.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Aconitum spicatum 'Stainless Steel'

Other names: Monkshood 'Stainless Steel'

Genus: Aconitum Aconitum

Variety or Cultivar: 'Stainless Steel' _ 'Stainless Steel' is an upright perennial with deeply divided, grey-green leaves and metallic blue flowers from early to late summer.


Aconitum spicatum 'Stainless Steel' is: Deciduous

Flower: Blue, Silvery-grey in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity: All parts highly toxic if eaten; also harmful via the skin.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

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Propagation: Propagate by division between autumn and spring. . REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Aconitum spicatum 'Stainless Steel' (Monkshood 'Stainless Steel') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Coastal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation: Best grown in cool, moist, fertile soil under partial shade. Can also tolerate most soils and full sun (if soil is improved with well-rotted organic matter and mulched.)

Soil type: Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Aconitum spicatum 'Stainless Steel'

Other names: Monkshood 'Stainless Steel'

Genus: Aconitum Aconitum

Variety or Cultivar: 'Stainless Steel' _ 'Stainless Steel' is an upright perennial with deeply divided, grey-green leaves and metallic blue flowers from early to late summer.


Aconitum spicatum 'Stainless Steel' is: Deciduous

Flower: Blue, Silvery-grey in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity: All parts highly toxic if eaten; also harmful via the skin.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Cut down plants in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation: Propagate by division between autumn and spring. . REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Aconitum spicatum 'Stainless Steel' (Monkshood 'Stainless Steel') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Coastal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation: Best grown in cool, moist, fertile soil under partial shade. Can also tolerate most soils and full sun (if soil is improved with well-rotted organic matter and mulched.)

Soil type: Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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