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Actaea simplex 'James Compton'
Common Name: Bugbane Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)


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Notes:
There aren't many fragrant flowers for the shade it seems. Thank goodness for the bugbanes then! 'James Compton' is a compact, burgundy-leaved bugbane with numerous small, creamy white (sometimes pink tinged), fragrant flowers in late summer to early fall. These are borne on long, terminal racemes resembling fluffy spires that rise well above the foliage on upright, branched, wiry stems.

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 Shade Sun Part Sun Part Shade Shade  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem ColourBlack 
Hardiness Zone4-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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