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Aconitum episcopale
Aconitum episcopale
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Family:  Ranunculaceae
Hardiness:  To Zone 5
Mature Size:  8'-12'
Exposure: Sun to Shade
Bloom Time:  Aug-Sept
Moisture Needs: Average to Moist
Deer Resistant:  Yes
Origin: China
Price: $16.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)

Product Code: P0154

Rollicking twining Monkshood from China that delights in scrambling up into shrubs or onto thin trellage.  Although a fine and aristocratic perennial, it remains devoid of snobbery embracing chainlink as if it were ornate wrought iron at an Antebellum mansion.  Dusky lavender flowers in late summer and fall are hugely welcome.  This is totally herbaceous dying completely back after flowering only to reemerge in spring bigger and better than before.  The climbing Aconitum can be confusing to pin down as to proper identity but we finally sat down with flowers and foliage and key in hand and confirmed that this indeed A. episcopale. This is likely from a Diana Reeck collection in Yunnan in 1996 but that is best guessing.  Nice blooming-sized plants.