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Questions About Monkshood Plants

Asked by
wilma on
October 5, 2014

Q. Why doesn’t my Monkshood bloom?

 I have been growing monkshood for a number of years in Medicine Hat, Alberta. My plants always produce buds LATE in the season, and usually we have killing frosts before they bloom. My mom and sister both say theirs will bloom in July/August, so I got rid of my plants and got some from my sister. Again, I have buds, but no blooms and it is the first weekend of October! What am I doing wrong?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
October 7, 2014
A.

As a general rule, when plants grow well with lots of leaves and even buds, but no flowers, it is because there is too much nitrogen in the soil. In the future, don't use any extra fertilizer near these plants, and work bone meal into the soil to increase phosphorous. Also you can try putting them somewhere where they'll get more light.

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Asked by
sheena.williams1 on
May 17, 2015
North East Wales

Q. Monkshood

I think Monkshood is growing in my lawn and very close to my well, which is the sole source of water to the house for consumption, cooking, washing etc.

Assuming I should get rid of the Monkshood, how should this be done? At the moment it is covering about 20m+ of the garden and the plants are about 18cms high.

Many thanks

Answered by
shelley on
May 17, 2015
Certified Expert
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If you pursue the removal of monkshood from your lawn, be aware that all parts of the plants are poisonous and you will want to prevent contact with your skin - so be sure to wear gloves. I would recommend digging it up versus pulling it out. Try to get as much of the roots as possible - you should not have to dig too deep because it is not deeply rooted.

For more information about monkshood, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/monkshood/growing-monkshood-plants.htm

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Asked by
brbrsweda on
November 14, 2015
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Q. cutting back

When to cut back monkshood.

Answered by
shelley on
November 14, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

According to Cornell University (http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/scene0939.html) you should cut Monkshood back by half when it reaches 18" tall.

For more information about Monkshood, please review the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/monkshood/growing-monkshood-plants.htm

Happy gardening!

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 21, 2016

Q. monkshood

If monkshood can be so deadly, why is it so readily available?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 22, 2016
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