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Bugbane Atropurpurea

This fragrant, unique beauty boasts dark, coppery purple foliage and long, stout-flowering spikes with white blossoms. It thrives in partial shade and is a great addition to your woodland garden. (Actaea simplex)

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 36-60" tall, 24-48" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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White Bugbane Atropurpurea, Actaea simplex or Cimicifuga ramosa, Bugbane
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SKU 1ACT
Common Name Bugbane
Botanical Name Actaea simplex or Cimicifuga ramosa
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 36-60" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-48" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Purple
Foliage Dark, coppery purple foliage.
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Whether you have a woodland area or a garden bed in partial shade, Bugbane Atropurpea’s gorgeous, unique blooms are wonderfully-fragrant and will add interest to your late summer space.
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3.0

Dud first season

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from Hamptons

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        Comments about American Meadows Bugbane Atropurpurea:

        Some leaves, no height, no bloom first season.
        For patient gardeners

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Disappointing

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        from Missouri

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          • Flimsy

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          Comments about American Meadows Bugbane Atropurpurea:

          These lovely things came up at only a 50% rate (four plants--two came up); of these only one made it through a relatively mild NMissouri winter00and that w heavy mulching.

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          1.0

          Bugbane a disappointment

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          from MO

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                Comments about American Meadows Bugbane Atropurpurea:

                These three plants (+ one gift extra) failed to do well: only three actually grew, and then a hard rainburst one early summer thunderstorm seems to have killed one of the three; neither of the two remaining alive bloomed. However, the plant itself is quite delicately graceful.

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                Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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