Monkshood | Aconitum napellus

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Meet Monk’s-Hood (Aconitum napellus), a bewitching addition to your garden! Standing tall with captivating spikes of deep purple blooms, this perennial brings a touch of magic to your landscape. Known for its enchanting appearance, Monk’s-Hood thrives in well-drained soil with a dash of sunlight. Perfect for both novice and experienced gardeners, its low-maintenance nature makes it an ideal choice. Bees and butterflies can’t resist its allure, making your garden a haven for pollinators. Add a touch of mystery and elegance to your outdoor space – shop now and invite the enchantment of Monk’s-Hood into your garden!


Botanical Information: Monkshood 

Welcome to the enchanting realm of Monkshood (Aconitum napellus), a captivating perennial that stands tall with spikes of deep blue blossoms. Standing at around 60-150cm (24-59 inches), Monkshood is like the elegant guardian of your garden, gracing it with its mysterious beauty.


Monkshood is a plant that loves to be where the air is fresh and the soil is well-drained. In the wild, you might find it in mountain meadows or near streams, adding a touch of allure to these natural landscapes. It’s like Monkshood has a preference for cool, moist spots where it can spread its botanical magic.

Benefits to Wildlife

Now, let’s talk about how it plays a role in supporting wildlife. Bees and butterflies are drawn to its intricate flowers, seeking the sweet nectar they provide. It’s like a floral feast for these important pollinators, contributing to the delicate dance of nature in your garden.

However, it’s crucial to note that Monkshood contains toxins, making it unsuitable for consumption by animals or humans. While it adds beauty to your garden, it’s best admired from a safe distance.

Conservation Status in the UK

When it comes to conservation, Monkshood is not considered a species of immediate concern in the United Kingdom. However, it’s important to handle this plant with care due to its toxic nature. Conservation efforts often focus on preserving the biodiversity of meadows and damp areas where Monkshood might naturally thrive, ensuring a healthy balance in these ecosystems.

Ease of Growing

Now, if you’re thinking about adding a touch of mystery to your garden, here’s the exciting part – Monkshood is relatively easy to grow! You can start it from seeds or purchase young plants. It’s like having a garden companion that doesn’t demand too much attention. Plant it in well-drained soil, provide a bit of sunlight, and watch as it graces your garden with its tall, majestic spikes.

Once this species finds its place in your garden, it’s like having a regal guardian that adds an air of elegance without much fuss. Regular watering, some sunlight, and your garden will be blessed with the enchanting presence of Monkshood.

This lovely plant is a botanical enchantress that brings mystery and allure to outdoor spaces. With its deep blue blossoms, adaptability, and role in supporting pollinators, Monkshood is a captivating addition to any garden. Whether admired in the wild or cultivated in a garden, this perennial invites us to appreciate the beauty and mystique found in nature. Embrace the allure of Monkshood, and let your garden be graced by the enchantment of this fascinating perennial.

More Information

The Spruce

Wild Food UK

Species From the Same Habitats

Angelica | Angelica sylvestris

Lesser Burdock | Arctium minus

Soft Rush | Juncus effusus


Additional information

Weight 1 kg


Flowering Months


Light levels

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Soil moisture

Normal, Well draining, Wet


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