Aconitum napellus 'Newry blue'
Newry Blue' was bred in County Down by the legendary Daisy Hill Nursery and its owner Tom Smith in 1900.
It is considered one of the finest of its genus with tall imposing flower spikes of the deepest and most radiant blue.
They are greedy plants so add well rotted manure to the planting hole and water well to establish - although they are intolerant of water-logging.
They grow best in semi -shade or cool soils in full sun and appreciate a mulch before winter. All parts of Aconitum are highly toxic and for this reason they are wreathed in folklore.
Handle with care and always wash your hands after handling.
Photo: © Jelitto
Partial shade, sun