Sunday, 7 October 2007

Aconitum carmichaelii Arendsii - Monkshood

My apologies for the off center pictures .. and that was before I had a glass of wine .. hate to think of what would be happening with pictures afterwards .. yikes ! .. in any case .. Monkshood .. I fell in love with my first one almost 5 years ago and I could not find the specific cultivar again till this year .. I actually know what I am talking about with this plant .. carmichaelii is a sturdy, prolific bloomer once it gets comfortable in your garden .. no need of supports or bug problems from what experience I have had .. the reason I lost my orginal one was because I was an idiot and cut the stalks down further than need be and during a time when I thought Spring weather had arrived .. near ice storm arrived instead .. went down the hollow stalk and froze the root ... learn from my mistake !!!
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