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Aconitum carmichaelii 'Barker's Variety' (Monkshood 'Barker's Variety')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Barker's Variety'

Other names

Monkshood 'Barker's Variety'

Genus

Aconitum Aconitum

Variety or Cultivar

'Barker's Variety' _ 'Barker's Variety' is a large plant suitable for the back of the border with long racemes of large deep violet-blue flowers.


Aconitum carmichaelii 'Barker's Variety' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

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

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut down plants in autumn.

Propagation

Propagate by division between autumn and spring.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Barker's Variety' (Monkshood 'Barker's Variety') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Barker's Variety'

Other names

Monkshood 'Barker's Variety'

Genus

Aconitum Aconitum

Variety or Cultivar

'Barker's Variety' _ 'Barker's Variety' is a large plant suitable for the back of the border with long racemes of large deep violet-blue flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut down plants in autumn.

Propagation

Propagate by division between autumn and spring.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Barker's Variety' (Monkshood 'Barker's Variety') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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