Actaea simplex ‘Brunette’

Brunette Bugbane
Image Source: Blue Sky Nursery
Type:
Herbaceous Perennial
Zone:
3 - 9
Native Region:
Cultivar selected and named by Haubert Christensen; Actaea simplex native to Russia, China, Japan
Light:
Partial Shade to full shade
Height:
3' - 4'
Spread:
1' - 3'
Form:
Clumps with flower spikes rising above foliage
Foliage:
Flower:
Compact spikes of white flowers resembling a bottle brush
Bloom Time:
Late summer
Care:
Provide moist, fertile soil rich in organic matter in partial shade. Divide plants in early spring.
Special Features:
Ornamental flowers last many weeks.

2015: Bought one plant from Johnson’s Nursery & planted it in the north bed near the maple. However, that bed started to get trampled by Wendell so I moved it to the driveway bed once it was ready. Seemed to take the transplant ok. Beautiful plant, awesome flowers that lasted a long time & brought a lot of bees.