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Actaea simplex ‘Atropurpurea Group’

Baneberry

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to October
  • Height1.8m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourCream-white, pale pink
  • Leaf ColourBurgundy

Description

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.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Rhizome, Herbaceous

Other common names

Cohosh

Origin

N. Hemisphere

Interest and use

Grown for their architectural interest and for their flowers and foliage.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They like moist conditions, with humus-rich soil, in shade or semi-shade. May need staking.

Propagation

By seed in autumn or by division in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Rusts

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