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Cimicifuga ramosa 'Pink Spike'

Also called Black Bugbane


Cimicifuga ramosa 'Pink Spike' - Purple-leaf Bugbane

More About Cimicifuga ramosa 'Pink Spike'

  • AKA Actaea ramosa 'Pink Spike' or Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike'
  • Long panicles of pink florets
  • Dark bronze-purple foliage with compound, ternate, sharp-toothed leaves
  • Excellent in mass, also used as a specimen
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to mid-fall
  • Flower Height: 150 cm
  • Foliage Height: 90 cm

Interesting Notes:

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

Zone:

4

Height:

80-150 cm

Spread:

60-70 cm

Colour:

Pink
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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 'Pink Spike' 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
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Purple
Black
Burgundy

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Cimicifuga ramosa 'Pink Spike'

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Cimicifuga ramosa 'Brunette'

Purple-leaf Bugbane