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Aconitum 'Bressingham Spire'

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23rd June 2011

A strong growing cultivar with dense blue spikes of flowers raised by Alan Bloom in 1957. I still have it quite by accident. I used it in a border I planted in 1983 which was then rather exposed to the wind, so I planted a lot of saplings around it. Now I have a fine wooded walk, and nothing but the Aconitum remains of the initial planting. After many years of accidentally mowing it when I passed that way, I finally lifted it and planted it in the new herbaceous border where it immediately cheered up and has been as good as I ever remember.

15th July 2012

Another year stronger and another impressive year. It has left me looking at them in other gardens and wrestling with my concerns about their toxicity.

18th July 2015