monkshood ‘Spark’s Variety’

Aconitum henryi ‘Spark’s Variety’ (monkshood ‘Spark’s Variety) is a perennial plant recognized for its characteristic spikes of hooded, dark blue, sometimes purple flowers and deeply lobed, dark green foliage.

Classified under the Ranunculaceae family, this cultivar exhibits an upright habit, reaching a height of 3 to 4 feet. Preferring partial shade to full sun, it thrives in well-drained, fertile soil. The plant’s flowering period occurs in late summer and early fall, attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies, making it a great addition for late-season interest in the garden.

Botanical Name  Aconitum henryi ‘Spark’s Variety’
Common Name  monkshood ‘Spark’s Variety’
Family  Ranunculaceae
USDA Zone  4 thru 8
Light Requirement  full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest  summer, fall
Height and Spread  3-4ft x 1-2ft (91-122cm x 30-61cm)
Flower Color  blue, purple
Attracts Wildlife  attracts pollinators, rarely browsed by mammalian herbivores
Additional Information  not native to the US Midwest. Native to China and Vietnam. Poisonous to humans.
Location in Lurie Garden  North Dark Plate, Southeast Dark Plate