Baneberry

Actaea simplex 'Brunette'

Photo/Illustration: 
Todd Meier
Actaea simplex 'Brunette'
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of White Flower Farm
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Baneberry (Actaea simplex 'Brunette')
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Synonyms:  Cimicifuga simplex 'Brunette'
Genus:  Actaea
This chocolate-leaved cultivar up to 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide bears compact spikes of white flowers in late summer. This plant may languish in very warm temperatures. The flowers remain ornamental for three to four weeks.
Care:  Provide moist, fertile soil rich in organic matter in partial shade.
Propagation:  Sow seed in containers in autumn. Divide plants in early spring.
Problems:  Leaf spot, leaf smut.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Poisonous
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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