|Common Name:||Black bugbane|
|US Patent #||--|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||July, August, September|
|Dormancy||Required for growth.|
|Exposure||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Growth Habit||Upright, Clumping|
|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|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.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||48" / 24" / 60"|
|Soil (Garden) (Garden)||Well drained, humus rich, moist Soil (Garden)s.|
|Water (Garden)||Needs to be kept moist. Do not allow to fully dry out.|
|Special Uses||Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Pollinator Attractor|
|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.
|Water (Greenhouse)||Keep evenly moist.|
|EC||0.5 – 0.7|
|pH||5.5 – 6.5|
|Fertility Needs||50 – 75 ppm|
|Finish Time to 4"||6 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||—|
|Day Length for Flowering||Long Day|
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