PlantsActaea→Black Cohosh (Actaea simplex 'Brunette')

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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 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3-4ft
Plant Spread: 2-3ft
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Astilbe-like, ternate foliage is an attractive deep bronze. Foliage generally does not need staking, but taller flower spires may need some support.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Flower spires tend to bend toward bright light, particularly when plants are grown in substantial shade.
Flower Color: Other: Creamy white (sometimes with a pink tinge)
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Child plants: one child plant


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