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Cimicifuga ramosa 'Atropurpurea'

Also called Bugbane


More About Cimicifuga ramosa 'Atropurpurea'

  • AKA Actaea ramosa 'Atropurpurea' or Actaea simplex 'Atropurpurea'
  • Other common names: Black Cohosh, Purple-leaved Bugbane
  • Panicles of pale pink to white florets on this clump forming perennial
  • Dark green to purple, sharply toothed leaves
  • Excellent in mass, also used as a specimen
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to mid-fall
  • Flower Height: 175 cm
  • Foliage Height: 100 cm
  • Flower Size: 60 cm

Interesting Notes:

The odour emitted by the foliage and flower has insect repellant properties.

Zone:

3

Height:

125-175 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

White
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Black Snakeroot Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a moist rich, humus soil in a woodland setting. Consistent moisture is required to prevent leaf scorching. They may take several years to reach mature size and once established do not like to be disturbed.


Cimicifuga ramosa 'Atropurpurea' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)
Purple

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Cimicifuga ramosa 'Atropurpurea'

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