Herbaceous perennial native to central Europe. An excellent long-blooming perennial with long, spring-flowering spikes of light purple-blue spring flowers. Beautiful and long-lived, this stately border plant is especially suited to partly shaded areas. Good for cutting, but contact with the foliage may irritate the skin; all parts are highly toxic if ingested.
Sowing: For best results, sow seeds as soon as possible in a cool place onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. These seeds can be very slow indeed to germinate and as a rule they wait for spring before emerging whenever they are sown. Do not use any artificial heat in an attempt to germinate them as it may simply disrupt their germination mechanism. Be very patient, and do not discard the seed pan, no matter how long it takes for germination to occur. Hardy to Zones 3 to 9
Note: that seeds and all parts of the plant for all Aconitum species are poisonous !