Aptly named, the flowers of this perennial resemble a small hood of a Monk's robe. Plants form an upright clump of deeply-cut green leaves, bearing spikes of blue-edged white flowers in mid-summer that make an outstanding cut flower. Plants prefer a site that will not dry out, away from thirsty tree roots. In hot summer areas they will need protection from afternoon sun. Although beautiful and unique, please note that all parts of Monkshood (Aconitum) are toxic and should not be planted near vegetables or where children play. If proper care is taken when handling this plant, you can be rewarded with a beautiful display of unique flowers in summer.