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Actaea ramosa 'Atropurpurea'


The ivory bottlebrush flowers bloom above the deeply cut purple foliage that turns dark green in summer. Looks good en mass and also as a specimen plant when mature. A tall beautiful plant for shade.

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36-60 in


24-48 in

Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Bugbane Growing and Maintenance Tips

Cimicifuga performs best in partial shade and moist, organically enriched soil. Water supply should remain constant throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Cimicifuga takes a few years to get established and reach maturity. Mature clumps should not be disturbed.

Actaea ramosa 'Atropurpurea' Characteristics


  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Fragrant
  • Mass Plant
  • Landscapes
  • Border
  • Container

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average