- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, fertile
- Rate of Growth: average
- Flowering period: June and July
- Other features: the flowers attract butterflies and bees
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Magnificent spires of creamy-white flowers appear in early- to midsummer, above mounds of attractively lobed, rich green foliage. The flowers last well after being cut, although as they are toxic care should be taken when handling them.
- Garden care: Prepare an extra deep planting hole at least 45cm (18in) deep, adding well-rotted organic matter to prevent the soil from drying out in summer. Always wear gloves when working with monkshood since all parts of the plant are poisonous and a potential skin irritant.
- CAUTION toxic if eaten/harmful via skin