Cimicifuga Hillside Black Beauty

Black Snakeroot, Black Bugbane, Actaea
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Height, Texture and Color!
Dark purple - almost black - finely cut foliage retains its excellent color all season. 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.

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Patent PP9,988
Plant Type Perennials
Species ramosa
Height Tall 3' (5' in flower)
Spacing Plant 30" apart
Bloom Time Late Summer to Early Fall
Sun / Shade Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Soil Type Normal
Water Needs Medium
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

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

Planting Sites

  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Shade 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.