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Actaea japonica 'Silver Dance'


Actaea japonica 'Silver Dance' has wands of creamy-white bottle brush flowers and silver foliage maturing to green.

Actaea japonica is a more uncommon species of bugbane (formerly Cimicifuga). The plants have heuchera- or maple-like leaves rather than compound leaves in attractive mounds with airy, bottle brush-like wands of white flowers from pink buds that reach 30 inches tall on dark stems from midsummer through to late fall. 'Silver Dance' is a special form with leaves with rounded lobes that emerge silver with green veins maturing to light green. Attracts bees and is heat tolerant and deer resistant.

Common Name: Bugbane

Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour: Black

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

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


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

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