Cimicifuga ramosa James Compton

Black Bugbane, a.k.a Actaea

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3' (Plant 18" 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
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
The glossy dark foliage provides an elegant backdrop to the creamy white fragrant flower spikes. Finely cut compact foliage retains its color. Good in groups or as a specimen.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Fragrant
  • OK in Containers
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • 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).

Cimicifuga Plant Care:

Needs deep soil which is well drained. Seedheads provide winter interest, so best to cut down in spring. Division is rarely needed as once established, plants can remain undisturbed indefinitely.

$14.95 ea.
(3+) $14.50 ea.
Ships: Fall 2016
Plant Code: CIJC