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Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. vulparia

Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. vulparia is also known as Wolf’s Bane, Foxbane, Aconitum tragoctonum, Aconitum vulparia, Aconitum altissimum, Aconitum thyraicum, Aconitum orientale, or Aconitum lasianthum. It is part of the Ranunculaceae family of plants.

It is native to central and southern Europe. Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. vulparia is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial. The foliage is dark green and glossy. During the summer it produces spikes of pale yellow flowers. The flowers are pollinated by bees.

Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. vulparia
Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. vulparia

Grow Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. vulparia in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist, fertile soil. It tolerates most soil types. Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. vulparia can grow to about 1.5m or 5ft. Propagate by division in autumn. Or propagate by seed, but the seed is slow to germinate. Use protective gloves when handling this plant as it is poisonous. Watch out for aphids and verticillium wilt. Prune back old flowering stems. It is a rabbit and deer-resistant plant.

Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. vulparia
Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. vulparia

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