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Cimicifuga simplex ‘Atropurpurea’
Cimicifuga simplex ‘Atropurpurea’
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Cimicifuga simplex ‘Atropurpurea’

Black Bugbane

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.153.080

(=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!

Further details for
Cimicifuga simplex ‘Atropurpurea’

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
  Deep Green
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   150-180 cm
   59-70 inches
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.