Bugbane (Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee')

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Actaea simplex Accepted
Cimicifuga simplex Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4-5ft
Plant Spread: 1.5-2ft
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: It is perhaps best noted for its deeply-cut, dark purplish-black leaves on branched, dark stems. Foliage has a lacy effect, hence the cultivar name, and makes an effective accent throughout the growing season.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Other: When in bloom, the tall flower spires usually do not require staking, but may benefit from some support particularly if not growing in a sheltered location. Flower spires tend to bend toward bright light, particularly when plants are grown in substantial
Flower Color: Other: White with purple tinge
Flower Time: Other: Late Summer to early Fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant

 6:44 pm. A stunning and long lasting bloom.

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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-09-12 6:44 pm. A stunning and long lasting bloom.
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Date: 2006-12-19Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries,Inc. www.terranovanurseries.c
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-09-10
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Location: Part Sun Pittsford NYDate: 2011-10-08This variety is beautiful all year round. I offer the fall bronze
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Location: Part Shade z6Date: 2012-04-14
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Location: Part Shade z6Date: 2012-04-14This has beautiful color when emerging in spring.
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2013-09-02
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2013-09-02
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2016 Garden Chat and Photos by ssgardener Feb 25, 2017 2:24 PM 1,945
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