Black Negligee Snakeroot

Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee'

Item 3951

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USDA Zone:
3-9
  • Light Needs
    Full shade to Partial shade
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Description:

Deeply cut, serrated foliage emerges emerald green, then matures to a brilliant dark purple. Long, slender, pink-tinted, creamy white, fragrant flower spikes tower above the foliage in the fall. A standout in the shaded border, woodland or cottage garden. An herbaceous perennial.

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Average Size at Maturity
Foliage reaches 2 ft. tall and wide; flower spikes reach 5 to 6 ft. tall.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving
Foliage Color: Purple
Flower Attribute: Fragrant ,   Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Fall
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Cottage

Provide organically rich, moisture retentive soil, situated in a sheltered location away from harsh sun exposure or drying winds. Water regularly to keep soil evenly moist, but not soggy. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

History

Dry seed capsules contain toxic berries.

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