Actaea 'Chocoholic' is a shorter bugbane with classic burgundy foliage and late summer fragrance.
From midsummer through early fall, fragrant bottlebrush flowers dance above the deep purple foliage. They are a rich mauve-pink colour when they open and lighten to white as they age. This dwarf cultivar measures in at two to three feet tall. 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 blue or gold foliage. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Common Name: Bugbane
Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Stem Colour: Burgundy
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin
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