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Actaea ‘Black Negligee’

Our customers report that 'Black Negligee' has much more vigor than the other dark varieties. Lacy black foliage just cloaks the lovely dark stems. Beautiful purple-tinted, white flowers project 2″ upward and carry an exotic perfume of grape and jasmine. While it can take shade, give it full sun with lots of water in most states for the darkest foliage.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 48″ / 24″ / 60″
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Time(s): July, August, September

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Common Name:

Black bugbane

Family:

Ranunculaceae

Genus

species

simplex

Plant Type

Persistence

Deciduous

US Patent #

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Hardiness Zone

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Growth Habit

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Size (HT/W/FL HT)

48" / 24" / 60"

Finish Time

Bloom Time

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Growth Rate

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Flowering Season

Flower Color

Leaf Color

Soil

Well drained, humus rich, moist soils.

pH

5.5 – 6.5

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Nutritional Needs

50 – 75 ppm

Dormancy

Dormancy required for growth.

Water (Greenhouse)

Keep evenly moist.

Water (Garden)

Needs to be kept moist. Do not allow to fully dry out.

How Different?

It has better vigor than other black A. simplex. It is similar looking to other black Actaea with creamy white flowers (like Hillside Black Beauty, Brunette).

Landscape Value

Accent, fragrance, background.

Finish Time to 4"

6 weeks in the spring.

Comments

This is a slow growing plant when it is young. Full sun promotes the darkest foliage. The old name was Cimicifuga simplex. The white flowers in slender, bottlebrush racemes are extremely fragrant and smell like grape bubble gum.

Grower Notes

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