Cimicifuga ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty'
Common name: Black snakeroot, Bugbane
Dark purple lacy foliage with white bottle brush flowers in late summer.
A great plant for a focal point in the shade garden.
New growth may tend to be green but will quickly turn a darker color.
The 12" white flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies.
Contrasts nicely when planted by other chartreuse colored plants.
Prefers moist organic soil.
The perfect plant for a woodland setting.
Exposure: Part shade to shade
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens