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How to Grow Aconitum


Position – Sun or part shade

Soil – Fertile, moist but well-drained

Flowering Period –Summer or autumn

Hardiness –  Fully hardy

  Where to plant

Where to plant Aconitum


Aconitum are best planted in a fertile, moist but well-drained soil of loam or clay within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance. They are best positioned in a position of sun or part shade where they are protected from intense mid-summer heat. Aconitum are well suited to being planted in borders within a cottage or informal garden setting.

Find out more about soil types and how to determine your soil type by clicking here

  How to plant

How to plant Aconitum


Soil may need to be amended with compost before planting. For improved health and development, plant your Aconitum with a generous layer of mulch to retain moisture levels. Always take care when handling Aconitum as they are a highly toxic plant. Always wear protective gloves when planting or transferring. Take extra caution with open mounds and do not ingest.

    How to care for

How to care for Aconitum


Aconitum may require staking is planted in an exposed site or during periods of adverse weather conditions. If grown in full sun, ensure your plant is watered on a regular basis as they do thrive best in cooler climates, taking extra caution during periods of drought. Prune in the autumn to ensure healthy regrowth for the following season.

  How to propagate

How to propagate Aconitum


It is possible to propagate Aconitum by division or seed during late autumn. Please take care whilst handling this plant and always wear gloves.

You can find more information on how to propagate plants by clicking here


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