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Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’
Common Name: Bugbane Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

The darkest-leaved bugbane with copper-purple foliage and white flowers in fall. Fabulous. Though tolerant of a full range of light conditions, Actaea (formerly Cimicifuga) are a great way to add fragrance to the shadier garden. Especially attractive when combined with variegated or golden foliage. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Native Habitat:
Mountain meadows and alpine regions. Forest margins, scrub, grassy slopes and open lands at elevations of 300-3200m.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height2-4' Bloom TimeFall
Spread12-24" FragranceYes
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Sun Part Sun Part Shade Shade Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple
Soil MoistureAverage Stem Colour
Hardiness4-8 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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