Lacy black foliage is held on lovely dark stems from which rise beautiful undulated spikes of purple-tinted, white flowers held two feet above the leaves. The flowers carry an exotic perfume of grape and jasmine in August and September. Give it lots of water with full sun to bring out the darkest foliage. Quite flexible for light conditions, bugbane is one of the few intensely fragrant perennials for the shade garden.
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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