Aconitum anthora

Yellow Monkshood (Hanging Wolfsbane)

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Anthora (Aconitum anthora) also known as Yellow Monkshood or Healing Wolfsbane, is a flowering species of plant with a widespread range, but mainly found in European mountains such as the Alps and the Carpathians. It is also common in the northern parts of Asia. It is a threatened species in Czech Republic.


More About Aconitum anthora

  • origin: European Mtns. to Central Asia
  • foliage is more dissected than most Monkshood

The foliage and stems contain diterpenoid alkaloids. It has been used externally against rheumatism and deep pain, but it can irritate the skin. Internally, it has been used for weak pulse, vegetable poisons, feverish colds, pneumonia, croup, heart conditions, and cardiac arrest. Normally blooms in July-Sept.


Height:

2-3 ft

Spread:

1-2 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Aconitum anthora Characteristics

Attributes

  • Border
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Mass Plant
  • Cottage Garden
  • Specimen
  • Medicinal

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer
  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Tolerates most soils

Bloom Time

  • Late season

Flower Color

  • Yellow

Habit

  • Upright