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Actaea simplex 'Brunette'

Actaea simplex 'Brunette'
black snakeroot; bugbane
Actaea simplex 'Brunette'

Common name black snakeroot; bugbane
Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers pink (fall)
Size 5-6'
Light sun-part shade

Cultivar with dark purplish stems and leaves, and pink flowers. After trying to start this and its cousins from seed many times, without success, I broke down and bought a plant. So far, it's well worth it. Its new foliage is delightful - a dark purple-tinged green, finely cut, offsetting even darker stems.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (4w) - 35F (8w) - 70F (3w; 5%G, 7d). Seedlings did not develop

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