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Cimicifuga ramosa Atropurpurea

Black Snakeroot (Bugbane)

This perennial has lobed, dark green to purple leaves and arching wands of pale pink to white blossoms.

  • »  AKA Actaea ramosa 'Atropurpurea' or Actaea simplex 'Atropurpurea'
  • »  Other common names: Black Cohosh, Purple-leaved Bugbane
  • »  Panicles of pale pink to white florets on this clump forming perennial
  • »  Dark green to purple, sharply toothed leaves
  • »  Excellent in mass, also used as a specimen
  • »  Bloom Time: Midsummer to mid-fall
  • »  Flower Height: 175 cm
  • »  Foliage Height: 100 cm
  • »  Flower Size: 60 cm

1gal
$29.75
  • Category:Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone:3
  • Height:125-175 cm
  • Spread:60-80 cm
  • Bloom Color: White
Exposure
Full Shade
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Growth Rate
Slow
Attributes
Cut Flower/Foliage
Fragrant
Flowering Time
Lt. Sum-Fall
Habit
Clumping
Upright
Foliage Color
Green (dark)
Purple
Landscape uses
Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Cimicifuga ramosa 'Atropurpurea'

The odour emitted by the foliage and flower has insect repellant properties.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Cimicifuga ramosa 'Atropurpurea'

Grows best in a moist rich, humus soil in a woodland setting. Consistent moisture is required to prevent leaf scorching. They may take several years to reach mature size and once established do not like to be disturbed.