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  • Actaea s. 'Hillside Black Beauty'- 1 gal
  • Actaea s. 'Hillside Black Beauty'- 1 gal

Actaea s. 'Hillside Black Beauty'- 1 gal

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Beautiful dark purple, serrated foliage can eventually form a shrub four to five feet tall and almost as wide. Flower spikes tower over the foliage in late summer.

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Formerly named Cimicifuga simplex, and also known as bugbane (the flowers' fragrance is apparently objectionable to some insects), the deep purple, lacy foliage of 'Hillside Black Beauty' is striking by any name. Though it may take a few years to reach its mature size, bugbane can grow to four or five feet tall and just about as wide. Tall fragrant white flower spikes can add another foot or two to the overall height in late summer. Though 'Hillside Black Beauty' is typically a shade garden specimen, it can easily handle morning sun, or all day filtered sun. 

Common Name Bugbane, formerly Cimicifuga simplex
Mature Size 4 - 5 feet tall, 4 - 6 feet wide
Growth Rate Moderate
Cold Hardiness -30 ° F
Characteristics Perennial, deer- and rabbit-resistant, attract butterflies and hummingbirds, fragrant flowers
Light Morning sun, afternoon shade, or all-day filtered sun
Structure Upright mound
Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Late summer into fall
Uses Shade gardens, woodland gardens, container planters, back of borders, mass plantings
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