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is this aconitum

I previously asked before about a plant id and aconitum was the general reply but it hadn't flowered.

they have tubers and don't die down in the frosts

grow approx. 6-7ft tall

they don't look like the aconitum I have searched for on the internet

all help greatly appreciated





  • FritillaryFritillary Posts: 498

    It looks like a Rudbeckia. There are tall perennial varieties, but sorry I don't know the names of them.image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,578

    No.  Aconitum has spires of flowers , more akin to delphiniums.

    That looks more like an echinacea or rudbeckia,   although the leaves in the second photo look like a mix of echinacea  and peony.

    Last edited: 19 July 2017 20:27:04

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    The top picture looks like a Rudbeckia Laciniata, but the middle picture's leaves is confusing, doesn't look right. Does not match the top photo. 

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,289

    maybe Rudbeckia laciniata Herbstsonne

    Billericay - Essex

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  • thanks all for the replies, I'm glad its not aconitum and the rudbeckia laciniata herbstsonne seems to fit the bill, well done pete8.

    I now have rudbeckias ranging from 1ft to 7ft amazing really. cant believe a perennial can be so strong to stay upright through the winds and rain at 7ft tall


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