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
Cimicifuga Simplex Brunette, commonly known as ‘Baneberry’ is a holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit and has recently been renamed Actaea Simplex Brunette. It is a mound forming deciduous perennial with deeply divided coppery-purple ferny foliage. From this foliage its long bottlebrush like, creamy white flowers emerge on slender purplish stems. These sweetly scented flowers are an excellent pollinator for the garden and act as a magnet to the butterflies and other beneficial insects.
Looking After Your Cimicifuga Simplex Brunette
Generally pest and disease free, although may be affected by leaf spot, the Simplex Brunette is an easy to grow perennial in many if not all locations, preferring a shaded or semi-shaded position and planted in a humus rich, moist soil. As your Cimicifuga or Actaea grows, support will be needed to prevent blowing over. Mulch well around the base to help retain moisture during the Summer and prevent drying out in the early Spring.