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Actaea simplex ‘Black Negligee’


Actaea (syn. Cimicifuga) 'Black Negligee' has lacy black foliage and wands of fragrant, white flowers in late summer.

Actaea (syn. Cimicifuga) 'Black Negligee' has lacy black foliage held on lovely dark stems from which rise beautiful undulated spikes of purple-tinted, white flowers held two feet above the leaves. The flowers carry an exotic perfume of grape and jasmine in August and September. Give it lots of water with full sun to bring out the darkest foliage. Quite flexible for light conditions, bugbane is one of the few intensely fragrant perennials for the shade garden.

Common Name: Bugbane

Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour: Black/Burgundy

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Bees

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.

Award: GPP, AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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