Actaea 'Brunette' great perennial with four foot spires of fragrant flowers above lush, ferny burgundy foliage. Great for sun to part shade.
The dark purple, almost black textured foliage makes ‘Brunette’ an unbeatable accent plant. Try planting it near anything chartreuse or pale green for real punch. The fluffy white spires of fragrant flowers appear in late summer. 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. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Common Name: Bugbane
Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
Stem Colour: Black/Burgundy
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Mountain meadows and alpine regions. Forest margins, scrub, grassy slopes and open lands at elevations of 300-3200m.
Award: GPP, AGM
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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