Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee'

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Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee'

Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee'


Commonly known as bugbane in reference to the odoriferous insect repellant properties of this plant, 'Black Negligee' is best noted for its deeply-cut, dark purplish-black leaves. The creamy white, strongly fragrant flowers appear in late summer to early fall in long fluffy spires.

Actaea simplex is easily grown in average, medium moisture soils in partial to full shade. It prefers a woodland-like environment with humusy, organically rich, moisture-retentive soil. Foliage tends to scorch and otherwise depreciate if soils are allowed to dry out. Best sited in locations that are sheltered from strong winds. This is a slow-to-establish plant but well worth the wait!


Additional Information

Bloom Season Late Summer
Colour White
Light Partial Shade, Full Shade
Shipping Season Spring
Depth 2 in, 5 cm soil coverage
Spacing 20 in, 50 cm
Size 2.5" plug
Height 60 in, 150 cm
Hardiness Zone 6–9
Attributes Fragrant