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Aconitum bulbuliferum 'Monk Gone Wild' CDHM14523
Aconitum bulbuliferum ‘Monk Gone Wild' CDHM14523


 
Family:  Ranunculaceae
Hardiness:  to Zone 4a
Mature Size: 7'-10'
Exposure: Sun to Light Shade
Bloom Time: Aug-Sept
Moisture Needs:  Moist to Average
Deer Resistant:  Yes
Origin: China
Price: $25.00
Pot Size: Large Band Pot

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: P3946
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Description
 
Our collection of this exceptional form of this distinctive vining species of Monkshood from the wooded slopes of Longshou in Sichuan.  It was an overcast day on this our first day in the field in the fall of 2012.  The summit of Longshou was completely socked in which is frustrating to a plant hunter aside from missing out on spectacular views.  As we made our way down the mountain, we got below the clouds and exciting plants started to pop out - Schisandra in full red fruit, 5' tall Arisaema, Vaccnium delavayi and off to the right, a flash of bright color.  We hurried over and it was an climbing Monkshood in full bloom with eye catching reddish-purple flowers.  The excitement turned to lamentations as it was in bloom which meant there was no seed which was a total downer.  The lamenting turned to exultant whoops as we noticed this species had aerial stem bulbils in the leaf axils which are even better than seed.  We think this is quite superior to other color forms of this rare species and have given it the name 'Monk Gone Wild' because it is a pretty crazy color for a Monkshood plus this monk managed to remain technically celibate yet still have lots of children via these stem bulbils.