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Black Bugbane

Actaea simplex 'Hillside Black Beauty' PP09,988, COPF

Graceful wands of fragrant bottle brush blooms supported by bushy, colorful, deeply veined foliage.

Bugbanes are late-season blooming perennials, generally planted in rich moist woodland situations. This is an exceptionally good selection, perhaps the blackest form to date. Arching wands or spikes of fragrant pale-pink flowers rise above the clump of lacy foliage in early fall. 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! USPP#9988: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms fall

Mature Height:

59-70 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Sun,Full Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Begin at 48-55°F to promote root growth. Keep evenly moist and never let plant to completely dry out. Once they are actively growing, move up to 60°F, and fertilize. Plants will generally finish in 7-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in professional potting soil with crown of plant at or just below the soil surface. Water well and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in the shaded woodland garden in humus-rich soil.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.