A very cool climbing Aconitums with lavender to violet flowers in erect inflorescences. It will twine, preferably around a deciduous tree, describing large circles and then the top flowering stems will twine around themselves.
I made it quite unhappy one year trying to make it climb on an evergreen – you have been warned! This year has rebounded in its adoptive wonderful garden of Robert Pavlis, making good friends with a Cercis canadensis. Quite a piece of conversation in the September garden!
Germination: most Aconitum seeds will germinate very poorly (or not at all) if not sown right away or kept moist. Cold-moist stratified, the seeds should germinate in the spring. And they did! (in mid April).