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Actaea simplex 'Brunette' (Baneberry, Snakeroot)

Actaea simplex 'Brunette' Photo/Illustration: Todd Meier

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Actaea simplex 'Brunette' ak-TAY-ah SIM-pleks Common Name: Baneberry, Snakeroot 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.
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
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Poisonous
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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