|Common Name:||Black bugbane|
|US Patent #||--|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Growth Habit||Upright, Clumping|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||48" / 24" / 60"|
|Finish Time||Medium (6-8 Weeks)|
|Bloom Time||July, August, September|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Soil||Well drained, humus rich, moist soils.|
|pH||5.5 - 6.5|
|Exposure||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Special Uses||Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Pollinator Attractor|
|Nutritional Needs||50 - 75 ppm|
|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.|
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.
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