Cimicifuga ramosa Hillside Black Beauty

Black Snakeroot, Black Bugbane, Actaea

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3' (5' in flower) (Plant 30" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: White / White
Patent: #9,988
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Darkest purple - almost black - finely cut foliage retains its excellent color all season, reaching 3' in stature. Fragrant white spires of flowers reach 5' on long candelabras above the foliage, adding architectural oomph and late summer bloom to a shady area. Good in groups or as a specimen. Best color in light shade.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Fragrant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Shade 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).

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.

$16.95 ea.
(3+) $16.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: CIHB