Monday, September 19, 2011

Cimicifuga racemosa 'Hillside Black Beauty' (Bugbane)

This is one of my coolest plants in my garden.  This plant stands out with it's black foliage and sweet fragrant white flower spikes. It also attracts bees, butterflies and birds. It likes sun to partial shade and stands about 4-6' tall and blooms in late summer. It can self seed but will not come true, it will have green leaves with a smoky tinge with the same great fragrant flowers though. This plant has been reclassified as Actaea simplex so you may find it listed with it's new name. Good in zones 3-8.

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