Actaea Simplex Brunette


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Common Name: Bugbane
Size: 2-3 litre
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2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Partial Shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Flowering Period: Late Summer, Early Autumn
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Eventual Height: 1.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 1m

Actaea Simplex Brunette, commonly known as BugBane, a recipient of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, a clump forming herbaceous perennial with coppery-purple fern-like foliage through which the bronze-purple stems with long bottlebrush like fragrant flowers of creamy white with a tinge of pink appear late Summer/early Autumn greatly favoured by the later visiting butterflies. Ideal plant as a specimen within the border or at the back of the border in a little bit of shade.

Looking After Your Actaea Simplex Brunette

Generally pest and disease free, an easy to grow herbaceous perennial preferring a partially shade area in most if not all types of garden. A low maintenance clump forming perennial which can be easily propagated by division to increase stock during late Winter/early Spring, always wear gloves when handling as may cause skin irritation and toxic if eaten. Plant in a cool, moist, moderately fertile soil, applying a generous mulch of leaf mould early Winter to help protect the roots through the colder months.


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