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Cimicifuga ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty'

#PP9988, COPF

Also called Black Bugbane


Cimicifuga ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty' - Purple-leaf Bugbane

More About Cimicifuga ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty' (PP9988, COPF)

  • AKA Actaea ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty' or Actaea simplex 'Hillside Black Beauty'
  • Abundant panicles of white florets
  • Flowers appear midsummer to mid-fall
  • Dark purple to black, lacy leaves; one of the darkest foliage in the cimicifuga family
  • Excellent in mass, also used as a specimen
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to mid-fall
  • Flower Height: 175 cm
  • Foliage Height: 90 cm
  • Flower Size: 30 cm

Interesting Notes:

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

Zone:

3

Height:

150-175 cm

Spread:

60-80 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 'Hillside Black Beauty' (PP9988, COPF) 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

 Suitable Substitutions for Cimicifuga ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty'

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Cimicifuga ramosa 'Brunette'

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