Unlike other bugbanes, ‘Hillside Black Beauty’ offers deep purple-black foliage. From late spring to late summer, its dark hue makes a wonderful backdrop for colorful foliage and flowering shade plants. In fall, fragrant, cream-colored flowers appear on tall, wandlike stems. An added plus: this plant is deer resistant. –Michael Ruggiero, Regional Picks: Mid-Atlantic, Fine Gardening issue #127
CareProvide 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, rust.
- Genus : Actaea
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Light : Partial Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
- Uses : Shade
- Flower Color : White