One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Aconitum japonicum and Rabdosia longitubaa....nice blue color in the fall
I can't decide if Monkshood or Wolfbane (Aconitum) is a better common name. Either one's better than Trumpet Spurflower (Rabdosia). They'reboth wonderful plants for the bright woodland garden. Aconitum needs soil that doesn't dry out completely, Rabdosia is a bit more tolerant but still resents drought and heat combined.