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Cimicifuga simplex var. simplex ‘Brunette’

Bugbane

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread1m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourOff-white, purple buds.
  • Leaf ColourPurple-bronze
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cimicifuga simplex var. simplex ‘Brunette’ (Bugbane). This Bugbane has compound, deeply cut, purple-bronze foliage and small, off-white, purple budded fragrant flowers in fluffy spires on upright, wiry stems. Cimicifuga means 'bedbug repeller'.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Rhizome, Herbaceous

Other common names

Baneberry

Origin

Temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

Interest and use

Grown for foliage and flowers and useful for shade.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

These plants do best in a sheltered, shady position.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds when fresh or by division in the spring.

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