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Cimicifuga ramosa Atropurpurea, also known as bugbane, is a striking perennial with dark purple-black foliage that makes a bold statement in the garden. In late summer, long spikes of fragrant, fluffy white flowers appear, adding a beautiful contrast to the dark foliage. This cultivar is an excellent choice for adding height and texture to mixed borders, woodland gardens, or cottage gardens.
• Height: 150-180 cm (59-71 in)
• Spread: 60-90 cm (24-35 in)
• Flower color: White
• Flowering period: August-September
• Foliage: Dark purple-black
• Sunlight requirements: Partial shade to full shade
• Soil requirements: Moist, well-draining soil with a pH range of 5.5-7.5
• Hardiness Zone: 4
Cimicifuga ramosa Atropurpurea is a versatile plant that can be used in many different ways in the garden. It is particularly effective when planted in groups or drifts in the back of a mixed border. It is also well-suited to woodland gardens or as a backdrop for other shade-loving perennials. The dark foliage provides an excellent contrast to other green foliage plants, while the late-season white flowers add a burst of brightness to the garden.
This cultivar of Cimicifuga ramosa is known for its striking dark foliage, which is a unique feature in the garden. It is also a low-maintenance plant that requires little care once established. It is deer-resistant and attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
Cimicifuga ramosa Atropurpurea prefers moist, well-draining soil in partial shade to full shade. It is a low-maintenance plant that requires little care once established. Water regularly during the first growing season to help establish a deep, extensive root system. In late fall or early spring, cut back the dead stems to the ground.
Cimicifuga ramosa Atropurpurea is an excellent choice for gardeners looking to add some drama and texture to the shade garden. Its striking foliage and late-season blooms make it a standout in any planting scheme. With little care required, it is an easy way to add impact to the garden without a lot of maintenance.