• Aconite

    Aconite, or wrestler, also belongs to the family of buttercups. There are more than 300 species of Aconite, common in Europe, Asia and America. So this is a very famous plant on earth. There are among them rhizome, and there are tuberous plants. We mainly have rhizome perennials with sturdy, erect stalks about 1.5 m high. The scattered, rather large leaves and original, in the form of a helmet, numerous flowers of dark blue gave him a permanent residence in many gardens. Blossoms aconite in July-August, like most perennials. The most common of these are five cultural species.

    Aconite Clown is interesting because it has not only plants with the usual dark blue flowers, but also with white( Album), pink( Carneum), white-blue( Bicolor).In addition, it blooms in September.

    Aconite Wolfe blooms in yellow flowers, in August.

    Aconite Curly has long, up to 4 m, whips with dense blue flowers, blossoms all July. Aconite mottled flowers in July-August with blue or yellow-white flowers. Its height, like most aconite, is about 150 cm.

    Aconite of Carmichael has been introduced into culture for a long time, but for some reason it is not widely used. And this plant is elegantly decorated with large three-lobed leaves, and bright blue flowers collected in long( 50-60 cm) brushes. In addition to the blue variety( Barkers Var), there is a blue-violet variety( Wilsoni).But, most importantly, it blooms in September-October. All Aconite unpretentious, grow equally well and bloom in the sun and in the penumbra. Practically they do not require any care, but they are extremely responsive to the slightest care: fertilizing at least once a season with organic or mineral fertilizers( even with the introduction of small doses of fertilizers, the flowering significantly improves), watering in drought( although they tolerate it stubbornly), removing dried inflorescences, mulching the soil with peat.

    Propagated aconite, like all rhizome perennials, by dividing the rhizomes in the spring, and tuberous - by the daughter tubers or in the first decade of September - and put 3 tubers in one well at once. Bushes division and transplantation can be done 4-5 years after flowering. Easily multiply freshly picked seeds, which should be sown under the winter. Spring shoots either planted or thin out, and in autumn they transplanted to a permanent place according to the scheme of 60 x 60 cm. Seedlings will bloom for 3-4 years.

    There are practically no wreckers of aconite. Of the diseases occasionally there is powdery mildew, in a very humid and cold summer, especially on the Aconite growing in the shade.

    Aconites are suitable for the background of mixborders, single landings, for decorating unsightly places on the site. The plant is suitable for cutting.