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Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee'
Common Name: Bugbane Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee'
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Lacy black foliage is held on lovely dark stems from which rise beautiful undulated spikes of purple-tinted, white flowers held two feet above the leaves. The flowers carry an exotic perfume of grape and jasmine in August and September. Give it lots of water with full sun to bring out the darkest foliage. Quite flexible for light conditions, bugbane is one of the few intensely fragrant perennials for the shade garden.


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 
Height36-48  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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