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What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

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Black Bugbane is a unique beauty that boasts dark, coppery-purple foliage and spikes of fluffy, bottlebrush-shaped white flowers. Thrives in shade, part-shade and woodland settings with moist soils and is ignored by deer. Its showy flowers and interesting color are great paired with more traditional shade plants like hostas and ferns. Bugbane gets its name from its natural ability to repel insects. (Actaea simplex)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Great for Mass Plantings
Great for Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 48-70" tall, 24-48" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Bag of 1
SKU 1ACT

Plant Information

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.
SKU 1ACT
Common Name Black Bugbane
Botanical Name Actaea simplex artopurpurea, Cimicifuga ramosa
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color White
Flower Size 12-24" flowers
Mature Height 48-70" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-48" wide
Growth Rate Slow
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, deep green to bronzy purple foliage.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Great for Mass Plantings
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Some parts poisonous if ingested.
Ideal Region Northeast, West, Pacific Northwest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsBlack Bugbane
 
2.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Garden (3)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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5.0

Here's hoping!!!

By 

from Tampa, fl

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Black Bugbane:

    Got this bulb in the mail about a month ago and it had a very healthy large root mass and many heads! About seven heads have already broken the surface! Can't wait to see where it goes from here!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    dead in 2 weeks, in established shade garden

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    from Beaver Pa

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • It Arrived A Bit Dry

    Cons

    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Black Bugbane:

    love this variety but this one did not make it
    I have worked in a green house and owned two floral shops for almost
    30 years

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Dud first season

    By 

    from Hamptons

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Comments about American Meadows Black Bugbane:

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

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Disappointing

    By 

    from Missouri

    About Me Master Gardener

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Black Bugbane:

      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.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Bugbane a disappointment

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      from MO

      Comments about American Meadows Black Bugbane:

      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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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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