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Actaea ramosa 'Brunette'


Striking deep purple foliage. Pinkish-white blooms fade to creamy white.

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48-60 in


24-36 in

Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Bugbane Growing and Maintenance Tips

Large, upright perennial for late-summer bloom. Long bottlebrush-like flowers are fragrant and form attractive seedpods. Plants prefer moist soil and semi-shade. Will tolerate more sun if adequate moisture is supplied. Use in the moist perennial or woodland garden.

Actaea ramosa 'Brunette' 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