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Cimicifuga ramosa 'Black Negligee'

Also called black Bugbane


 Suitable Substitutions for Cimicifuga ramosa 'Black Negligee'

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Cimicifuga ramosa 'Pink Spike'

Purple-leaf Bugbane

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Purple-leaf Bugbane

 

Cimicifuga ramosa 'Black Negligee' - Purple-leaf Bugbane - Photo courtesy of Terra Nova® Nurseries, Inc.

More About Cimicifuga ramosa 'Black Negligee'

  • AKA Actaea ramosa 'Black Negligee'
  • Fragrant, purple-tinted, white panicles of florets, project upwards to about 125 cm
  • Deeply cut, dark purplish-black leaves; one of the darkest foliage in the genus
  • Excellent in mass, also used as a specimen
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to mid-fall
  • Flower Height: 125 cm
  • Foliage Height: 80 cm

Interesting Notes:

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

Zone:

5

Height:

80-125 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

White
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Purple-leaf Bugbane 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 'Black Negligee' 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

Black
Purple

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge