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Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee' (Atropurpurea Group)

Bugbane, Cimicifuga

Hardy Perennial

Dramatic, finely cut, jet black foliage contrasts beautifully with the architectural plumes of fragrant, creamy white flowers. The bottlebrush blooms of Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee' are gently scented, appearing late in the season from September, just as other plants are fading. Bugbane is a particularly useful hardy perennial, adding stature and impact to damp, shady spots. Perfect for cottage garden borders and woodland planting schemes. Height: 120cm (47"). Width: 60cm (24").

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, scented gardens, wildlife gardens, exotic garden, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
September, October
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 1 x actaea jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch:
    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
Pot up Bugbane plants using free-draining compost, and grow them on in frost free conditions until large enough to plant outside. Once they are well grown, acclimatise Actaea plants to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days before planting out on reliably moist, fertile, well drained soil in semi or dappled shade.
Feed and water Actaea plants regularly until fully established. The tall flower stems of Bugbane will benefit from staking with plant supports as they grow. Leave faded Actaea flowers in place throughout autumn as the rounded seedpods provide interesting silhouettes in autumn borders. Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of Bugbane in spring.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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