Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc. Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc. Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Actaea ramosa 'Chocoholic'

Bugbane

This lovely native cultivar adds wonderful texture, color, and height to the shade garden. From late summer through early fall, fragrant bottlebrush flowers dance above the bronze purple foliage.  They are a rich mauve-pink color when they open and lighten to white as they age.  

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Height:

24-36 In

Spread:

18-24 In

Bugbane Growing and Maintenance Tips

Native to the edges of woodlands in eastern North America, Cimicifuga performs best in partial shade and moist, organically enriched soil.  Some direct sunlight is required to draw out the purple coloration in the foliage.  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 'Chocoholic' Characteristics

Attributes

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

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant

Exposure

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Plants that work well with Actaea ramosa 'Chocoholic'

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