Graceful wands of fragrant bottle brush blooms supported by bushy, colorful, deeply veined foliage.
(=Actaea simplex) Bugbanes are late-season blooming perennials, generally planted in rich moist woodland situations. This is a variable strain, valued for its large Astilbe-like leaves that range in colour from deep green to bronzy purple. Arching wands or bottlebrush spikes of fragrant pale-pink flowers rise above the clump in early fall. Great for cutting. In cool summer areas this will grow well in sunny sites, otherwise choose a part-shade location protected from hot afternoon sun. Plants will take about three years to develop into a mature clump. A striking specimen!
3-9 Find your zone
Full Sun,Partial Shade
Start out on the dry side until new growth appears, then keep soil evenly moist.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low
Plant the crown of the plant at or just below the soil level.
Plant in the shaded woodland garden in humus-rich soil.