Cimicifuga Chocoholic

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Dramatic Texture and Contrast
The bronze-purple foliage of this native cultivar will satisfy your craving for rich dark foliage. Its towering height adds elegant architectural interest to the back of any shady border. Fragrant mauve-pink bottlebrush spikes lighten to white. Dramatic contrast among surrounding greenery! Cimicifuga Chocoholic provides a lacy, airy backdrop for its late summer spires of fragrant flowers. Prefers a consistently moist site for best habit. Good in groups or as a specimen. Best color in light shade. This perennial is native to the edges of woodlands in eastern North America.

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Patent PP24,821
Plant Type Perennials
Height Tall 4' (5' in flower)
Spacing Plant 30" apart
Bloom Time Late Summer to Early Fall
Sun / Shade Half Sun / Half Shade to Full Shade
Soil Type Normal
Water Needs Medium
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Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Planting Sites

  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Cimicifuga General Information

Cimicifuga are grown for their dramatic stature and impressive blooms. Finely cut fern-like foliage makes a perfect backdrop for late summer spires of fragrant flowers. Prefers a consistently moist site for best habit. Deer resistant. Extremely hardy. Plants may take a year to really get going (similar to Baptisia). Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Cimicifuga Plant Care

Performs best in fertile, moist, high-organic, acidic soil that drains well. Avoid hot afternoon sun. Seedheads provide winter interest, so best to cut down in spring. Division is rarely needed as once established, plants can remain undisturbed indefinitely.