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Cimicifuga Actaea Black Snakeroot

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Lot Location: 5A.1

Cimicifuga or Actaea Hybrid

Cimicifuga is a wonderfully lacy, airy backdrop in the garden.  It is especially attractive when combined with variegated or yellow foliage. These plants are late-season blooming perennials, generally planted in rich moist woodland situations. 

Chocoholic Black Snakeroot: This lovely native cultivar adds wonderful texture, color, and height to the shade garden. From late summer through early fall, fragrant bottlebrush flowers dance above the bronze purple foliage.  They are a rich mauve-pink color when they open and lighten to white as they age. Zone 4-8

Bugbane Brunette: ‘Brunette’ is an exceptionally beautiful selection, valued for its large Astilbe-like leaves of purple black. Arching wands or bottlebrush spikes of fragrant pale-pink flowers rise above the clump in early fall. Great for cutting. In cool summer areas this will grow well in sunny sites, otherwise choose a part-shade location, protected from hot afternoon sun. Plants will take about three years to develop into a mature clump. A striking specimen! This outstanding plant was selected and named by Haubert Christensen of Denmark.

Height 3-4'