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

Actaea (Cimicifuga) simplex 'Brunette'
Zoom In Photo: Walters Gardens

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 - 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 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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