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Cimicifuga ramosa 'Atropurpurea' - Bugbane
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Cimicifuga ramosa 'Atropurpurea'

Bugbane, Snakeroot

Cimicifuga 'Atropurpurea' is a late-season blooming perennial, generally planted in rich moist woodland situations. Valued for its large Astilbe-like leaves that range in colour from deep green to bronzy purple. Arching wands or bottlebrush spikes of dense, fragrant creamy white flowers rise above the clump in early fall. Great for cutting. In cool summer areas this will grow well in sunny sites, otherwise choose a part-shade location protected from hot afternoon sun. Plants will take about three years to develop into a mature clump. A striking specimen!

Additional:

All plants in the genus Cimicifuga have recently been transferred to the genus Actaea.

Bugbane, Snakeroot Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Moist soil and semi-shade.

Height:

48-72 in

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Spread:

24-30 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Cimicifuga ramosa 'Atropurpurea'

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Attributes
Specimen
Cut Flower
Focal Point
Fragrant
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
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Golden Japanese Spikenard Golden Japanese Spikenard (Aralia cordata 'Sun King')
(Brunnera macrophylla 'Alexander's Great')
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