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A dramatic, stately perennial, this produces slender, bottlebrush-like, pale pinkish-white flowers in September and October above clumps of three-lobed, brownish-purple leaves. Its a useful plant, both because it comes into its own late in the season, when many flowers have finished, and because it thrives in damp shade. Try it at the back of a border, between evergreens. Avoid removing the faded flowerheads since they provide an interesting silhouette in the winter garden.
Actaea simplex ‘Atropurpurea Group’ (Baneberry). Also known as Cimicifuga simplex ‘Atropurpurea Group’. These plants have long bottle-brush-like flowering spikes of cream-white flowers, which are flushed with pink and appear from September to October. The foliage is comprised of double, heart-shaped three-lobed leaves in burgundy, at the base of the plant.
They like moist conditions, with humus-rich soil, in shade or semi-shade. May need staking.
Grown for their architectural interest and for their flowers and foliage.
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