Bugbane (Actaea racemosa 'Atropurpurea')

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Bugbane
Give a thumbs up Branched Bugbane
Give a thumbs up Black Snakeroot
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Botanical names:
Actaea racemosa Accepted
Cimicifuga racemosa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 5 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 4 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Containers: Not suitable for containers


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Posted by NHJenDion (Southern NH - Zone 5b) on Sep 23, 2019 7:31 AM

SUPER Fragrant!

I did not realize the flowers are very fragrant, and smell like grape to me. A pleasant surprise!

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lovesblooms On March 3, 2018 Seeds sown
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Banner for February 7, 2018 by Char by Char Feb 8, 2018 7:48 AM 16
Can someone ID this plant? by Daylilybaby Sep 23, 2015 1:39 PM 12
Actaea racemosa (black snakeroot) by Sabaladas Jan 19, 2015 3:27 PM 18

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