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Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee'

Black Bugbane

Long, creamy-white flower spikes appear above deeply cut purplish-black foliage.  The foliage color can be more intense with the more sun it is given as long as it has adequate water.  Provides a nice color contrast for the shady border.


  • Category:Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone:5-9
  • Height:48-60 in
  • Spread:24 in

Attributes
Attractive Foliage
Cut Flower
Fragrant
Upright
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Black
Purple
Best Usage
Border or Bed
Container
Specimen
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Good Drainage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Exposure
Part Sun
Shade
Growth Rate
Medium
Asexual propagation prohibited?
No

Long, creamy-white highly fragrant, flower spikes appear above deeply cut purplish-black foliage.  The foliage color can be more intense with the more sun it is given as long as it has adequate water.  Provides a nice color contrast for the shady border.