A rare find in the landscape and the woods but one of the great native secrets of the Eastern woodlands. Tall and slender this native perennial will bless your garden with deep purplish blue flowers with a large helmet like structure that can resemble the hood worn by medival monks, hense the common name monkshood and helmet flower. Thriving in moist soils and boggy soils this water loving plant will brighten the sunny or shaded landscape from July – August. All parts of this plant is poisonous and gloves should be worn when handling. Deer and rabbit resistant.