Actaea 'Atropurpurea' is a tall bugbane with burgundy infused foliage and fragrant summer spires. Great for sun to part shade.
'Atropurpurea' has greenish-purple dissected foliage offering great textural interest to the garden while we await the arrival of arching spires of fragrant white bottlebrush flowers in late summer. The sweet fragrance will fill the whole yard! Though tolerant of a full range of light conditions, Actaea (formerly Cimicifuga) are a great way to add fragrance to the shadier garden. Combine with variegated or golden foliage.
Common Name: Bugbane
Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
Stem Colour: Burgundy
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Mountain meadows and alpine regions. Forest margins, scrub, grassy slopes and open lands at elevations of 300-3200m.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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