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Actaea simplex

Autumn Bugbane

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to October
  • Height1.8m
  • Spread0.9m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink
  • Leaf ColourDeep purple-green

Description

Actaea simplex (Autumn Bugbane). This plant has deep purple-green foliage and burgundy stems which hold long flowering spikes of white flowers which are flushed with pink. It blooms in the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Rhizome, Herbaceous

Other common names

Cohosh

Origin

N. Hemisphere

Interest and use

Grown for their habit, foliage and flowers

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Needs

  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH6.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This plant likes humus-rich soil and a sheltered, shady position.

Propagation

By seed in the autumn or by division in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Rusts

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