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Black Bugbane

SKU: AM014415
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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)
key features
Botanical Name
Actaea simplex artopurpurea, Cimicifuga ramosa
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Mass Plantings, Privacy
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
48-70" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


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.