Actaea simplex 'Brunette' (Cimicifuga ramose Brunette bugbane)
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"Brunette" is a bugbane cultivar that is noted for its ferny, coppery-purple foliage. Foliage clump typically grows to 2. 5' tall, but autumn flowering spikes bring overall plant height to 4-6' tall. Small, numerous, creamy white (sometimes with a pink tinge), strongly fragrant flowers appear in late summer to early fall in long, bottlebrush-like terminal racemes resembling fluffy spires (typically 1-1. 5' long). Flowering racemes appear on upright, wiry stems. Astilbe-like, deeply cut, ternately compound foliage is an attractive copper-purple. Synonymous with and formerly known as Cimicifuga ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty'. All plants in the genus Cimicifuga have recently been transferred to the genus Actaea. The common name of bugbane is in reference to the odoriferous insect repellent properties of this plant. Actaea simplex plants are also sometimes commonly called cohosh which comes from an Algonquin word meaning rough in reference to the appearance of the plant rhizome. Plants in the Atropurpurea Group typically have purple to bronze tinted foliage.
Supplied in approx 2-3 litre containers.