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Actaea (Cimicifuga) simplex ‘Brunette’
Common Name: Bugbane Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

Notes:
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.

Awards:
GPP AGM

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

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

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height2-4' Bloom TimeLate Summer
Spread12-24" FragranceYes
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Part Shade Shade Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple
Soil MoistureMoist Average Stem ColourBlack/Burgundy
Hardiness3-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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