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Actaea simplex 'Carbonella'
Common Name: Bugbane Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

This shorter cultivar of the popular bugbane has the same rich burgundy-black foliage, pink-tinged buds opening to white flowers, sweet fragrance and late summer bloom period of the larger cultivars but will only reach about four feet. Though tolerant of a full range of light conditions, Actaea (formerly Cimicifuga) are a great way to add fragrance to the shadier garden. Combine with variegated or golden foliage.

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

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourPink
Height2-4' Bloom TimeLate Summer
Spread12-24" FragranceYes
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Part Shade Shade Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem ColourBurgundy
Hardiness4-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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