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Aconitum japonicum var. hakonense

Japanese Monkshood

Item #: 5708

Zones: 4a to 8a

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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This native of Central Japan is an easy-to-grow gem for the woodland garden. The sturdy 2' tall spikes of green, callirhoe-like deer-resistant foliage are topped in fall (September-October) with clusters of blue-lavender, helmet-shaped flowers. With few shade plants willing to flower in the fall, the Japanese monkshood is a welcome addition.