This grand and imposing plant has stout stems which hold very late, August-September, spikes of rich violet-blue hooded flowers above rich green divided foliage. These are very valuable late season flowers when most else has gone.
For best results, sow seeds as soon as you receive them 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. Please be very patient, and do not discard the seed pan, no matter how long it takes for germination to occur.
Common name:Aconitum Wilsonii Fischeri