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Cimicifuga simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’
Cimicifuga simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’
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Cimicifuga simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’

Black Bugbane

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.153.060

(=Actaea simplex) 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.

Further details for
Cimicifuga simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
  Late Fall
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   150-180 cm
   59-70 inches
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate