Aconitum napellus | Monks Hood | Wolfsbane

Aconitum napellus | Monks Hood | Wolfsbane

Regular price$17.00
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perfect for pollinators
Aconitum napellus, Monkshood or Wolfsbane, is highly toxic and originates from western and central Europe, which means that the more northern areas of New Zealand are probably too warm for it to grow well. It is a herbaceous perennial (no woody stems) which grows to 1m tall by 30cm wide.

The flowers are dark purple to bluish-purple, and resemble the hoods that monks wear over their heads whilst praying, hence the common name. These plants are extremely poisonous in both ingestion and body contact, and it is imperative to wear gloves whilst handling and planting them. Some of us like to live a little dangerously in the garden, but safety is vital in this case! Once they're in the garden though, they don't like to be moved so it's a once and done plant.

Plant in full to part shade for best blooms. cut off flower stalks as they fade to encourage good plant health and blooms for the next season, add compost in spring to keep them happy, and if you're feeling brave, they make an excellent cut flower!

They bloom in mid to late summer, and en masse, they make an excellent show.

PB2 :: 1.2litre
We have updated our shipping rates:
Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.
  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum
Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.
If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at to organize shipping arrangements.
    For smaller items such as moon calendars, books, cards, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which will be automatically applied, which you will see at checkout.

    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post which is a fully tracked service   
    • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
    • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
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