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Actaea simplex ‘Atropurpurea’
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Actaea simplex Atropurpurea

<i>Actaea simplex</i> ‘Atropurpurea’

<i>Actaea simplex</i> ‘Atropurpurea’

Actaea

Black Snakeroot

A botanical "Renaissance Man", Actaea is at home in an informal garden, a refined border or in an arrangement for opening night at the Met. Their ambrosial perfume floats through the air as they brighten their surroundings. Actaea is happiest in moist, humus-enriched soil and bright shade; otherwise it´s carefree and low maintenance.

Actaea simplex ‘Atropurpurea’ full sun  partial shade

Grown from seedlings carefully selected for dark, coppery purple foliage, the regal profile of ‘Atropurpurea’ shows its good breeding. A garden dweller with a staid bearing, its stately reddish purple stems soar above your head, displaying dense spires covered with round mahogany-hued buds and sweet pouffes of white.

Echo this Actaea’s somber tones by bringing it together with Angelica gigas, and let the lime green foliage of Physocarpus ‘Dart’s Gold’ brighten the mood.

Blooms August–September.

Size: 6' 0" high x 2' 0"–3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Actaea simplex ‘Atropurpurea’ (p-0049)
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