Aconitum variegatum L.
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Aconitum variegatum is a perennial.
Aconitum variegatum was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
Aconitum variegatum is a species in the genus Aconitum which contains approximately 383 to 521 species and belongs to the family of the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family). The type species of the genus is Aconitum napellus.
The perennials have a stemless growth and reach heights of to 100 centimetres.
Aconitum variegatum is deciduous. The dark-green leaves are alternate. They are palmately lobed.
Flowers and Fruits
Aconitum variegatum produces racemes of violet flowers from July to August.
The perennials carry black follicles.
Aconitum variegatum is native to to the mountain regions of the Caucasus and the whole of Europe, with the exception of the British Isles and North Europe.
The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, clay, sandy clay, loamy clay or peaty soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- woods (soil usually rich in organic material)
The recommended planting distance is 50 to 60 centimetres.
Maintenance and Propagation
- water during dry periods.
- Cut back after flowering.
Propagate by sowing or by division.
Aconitum variegatum is toxic.
Please read the health issues note!
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.