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Cimicifuga simplex ‘Elstead’

Kamchatka bugbane

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height0.5m to 1m
  • Spread0.35m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPurple white-cream
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cimicifuga simplex ‘Elstead’ (Kamchatka bugbane). An upright perennial with purple stems, producing arching racemes of fragrant, spiked white flowers in early autumn. Bears broadly oval to lance-shaped, divided, glossy, dark green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Russia

Interest and use

Border, wildflower/meadow

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Needs staking. They are fully hardy and should be grown in light shade and moist soil.

Propagation

Propagate by division.

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