Cimicifuga Simplex Brunette


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Common Name: Baneberry
This plant has won a RHS award

2 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, a recipient of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, and recently renamed Actaea Simplex Brunette, is a mound forming deciduous perennial with deeply divided coppery-purple ferny foliage, from which its long bottlebrush like, creamy white flowers with a tinge of pink emerge on slender purplish stems, these sweetly scented flowers a good pollinator for the garden act as a magnet to the butterflies and other beneficial insects. A shade loving plant which is ideal as a specimen plant for the rear of the border.

Looking After Your Cimicifuga Simplex Brunette

Generally pest and disease free, although may be affected by leaf spot, 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.

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