This description is for Aconitum carmichaelii: Aconitum carmichaelii is also known as Carmichaels monkshood, Chinese aconite or Chinese wolfsbane. An attractive flowering plant from East Asia and East Russia. It has leathery lobed leaves and vibrant blue flowers that grow in the autumn on spikes, adding colour at a time when many other plants have finished blooming. It grows up to 6ft in height. The plant is very toxic, its even been used as a poison for poison arrow darts. It has been given an RHS Award for Garden Merit. It likes a sheltered position and either full sun or partial shade.