Puriri Lane | Aconitum Napellus

Aconitum napellus | Monkshood

Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00

Aconitum napellus has showy deep purplish blue flowers that are densely packed on spikes and is a great plant for the shaded and partially shaded garden.Flowering from mid to late summer for many weeks, the little flowers actually resemble a hood like those worn by medieval monks which is where the common name that it it is called - monkshood comes from.

In ancient times it was used as a poison on arrows. It is important to note that all parts of this plant are poisonous and we recommend that you avoid planting this if you have children that might come in contact with it.  You should also wear gloves when handling it. It does make a great cut flower but you will want to be careful how you use it.

Plants like a moist but well drained position.  Great for a wild garden as well as cottage gardens but again be careful where you position it due to its poisonous status. Suitable for light sandy soils, medium loamy soils and heavy clay soils.

Cutting back the plants after flowering will promote a re-bloom later in the season.

A plant collectors plant as not often seen.

Perennial | Hardy | Winter dormant

Height 1.2 - 1.5 m x 45cm Wide.


If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex which is a fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days. Please note COVID-19 on occasion may push these delivery times out.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you may need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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