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Cimicifuga simplex Brunette

Black Snakeroot, Black Bugbane, Actaea

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3-4' (Plant 30" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Zones: 3-8   [?]
Soil Condition: Clay, Normal
Flower / Accent: White / White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Very fragrant late summer bloomer for the shade. Tall stately wands of white spires are held above the dark near black foliage and waft their fragrance in the breeze. Bronze foliage of Cimicifuga Brunette is best in a spot that is consistently moist.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • OK in Containers
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • For a Shady Spot

Cimicifuga General Information:

Cimicifuga are grown for their dramatic stature and impressive blooms. Finely cut fern-like foliage makes a perfect backdrop for the late summer spires of fragrant flowers. Prefers a consistently moist site for best habit. Extremely hardy. Cimicifuga are low maintenance plants.

Cimicifuga Plant Care:

Needs deep soil which is well drained. Seedheads provide winter interest, so it's nice to leave them standing. Division is rarely needed as once established, plants can remain undisturbed indefinitely.

$14.95 ea.
(3+) $14.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: CIBR