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Actea simplex 'Brunette'

Actea simplex 'Brunette'


I've always found a place for this plant.  I love it's dark purple / black foliage and tall spikes of little white flowers that appear in the autumn.  I really love white flowers shining out of a shady spot and in my gardens it has always been planted in shade and done really well.  I use the leaves and flowers in arrangements

  • Common Name

    baneberry 'Brunette', Cimicifuga simplex 'Brunette' - the name I still go back to using!

  • Height and Spread

    1.5m x 1m

  • Cultivation

    Grow in sun or part shade in moist but well drained soil.  I doesn't really like drying out so a good mulch of rotten organic matter will help retain moisture and feed it.

    Cut back after flowers and leave have died back

    Division can be done in the spring

  • Great For

    Cottage garden, shade garden, flower beds, cutting garden

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