Bugbanes are late-season blooming perennials, generally planted in rich moist woodland situations. Deeply cut, serrated foliage emerges emerald green, then matures to a brilliant dark purple. Black Negligee Snakeroot Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee' Sku #3951.

The flower stalks, which are actually clusters of thin stamens, last for more than three weeks.

Cimicifuga racemosa), is a species of flowering plant of the family Ranunculaceae.It is native to eastern North America from the extreme south of Ontario to central Georgia, and west to Missouri and Arkansas. Striking all summer long, award-winning Actaea simplex 'Brunette' (Baneberry) is a beautiful perennial with purple black, finely divided foliage, enhanced by gracefully arching wands of fragrant white flowers in late summer and fall. Brunette Bugbane is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Actaea is comprised of eight species of woodland perennials with toothed leaves, fluffy flowers, and conspicuous berries. Actaea racemosa, commonly called black cohosh, is an upright, Missouri native perennial which occurs in rocky woods in the Ozark region of the State.

Advertisement Grow Actaea ‘Brunette’ in moist soil in partial shade, ideally in a sheltered spot to protect the delicate flowers. Dormant bare root plants ship each year during optimal transplanting season: Fall (October) or Spring (April/May). Great for cutting. Actaea ‘Brunette’ is a particularly lovely variety, with purple-tinted foliage and stately white, bottlebrush flowers appearing in September and October. This plant—foliage plus flower spikes—reaches 4 to 6 feet tall, and sometimes 8 feet tall in optimum conditions.

Zones 3 - 8.
3 - 6'. Good in groups or as a specimen. Plants grow in a loosely formed clump, and the foliage resembles that of the Japanese maple, featuring serrated leaflets.Beginning in summer and continuing through fall, the plants send up stems bearing bottlebrush-shaped flowers that can be a foot long.

Cimicifuga racemosa is a great plant to use as a focal point in your shade garden, as its imposing height and architectural stature stands out high above most other plants.
The name is meant to evoke the coloring of the foliage but gives no hint of the impact this plant has on the viewer. It has dense spikes of small, fragrant white flowers in early autumn, tinted purple in bud.

It typically grows to a total height (foliage plus flowering spikes) of 4-6’, but under optimum conditions can reach 8’. This native cultivar features bronze-purple foliage and arching wands or spikes of fragrant, mauve-pink, bottlebrush flowers, blooming late summer through early fall. Cimicifuga takes center stage in late summer shade gardens when it debuts long candlelike spikes of airy white flowers in concert with its dark-green leaves. Purple-pink in bud, opening to white, the heavily scented flowers are packed in fluffy spikes along black waving stems.

Brimming with elegance, this compact dark-hued perennial pays homage to the British horticulturist, who extensively researched this genera’s DNA. Black Cohosh (Cimicifufa racemosa) is a large, bush-like plant, native to moist deciduous woodlands. In 1818 Thomas Nuttall transferred this species to Cimici­fuga , forming the combination Cimicifuga racemosa , the name by which Black Cohosh was known for many years. Brunette Bugbane is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Les fleurs dégagent un parfum de vanille qui est réputé pour éloigner les insectes.Elles sont portées par des tiges de couleur pourpre. A …

Actaea is the ancient Greek name for Elderberry, but why Linnaeus might have applied that name to this plant is difficult to fathom; racemosa refers to its elongate inflorescence.

AKA Actaea ramosa 'Brunette' or Actaea simplex 'Brunette' Pale pink to white panicles; Deeply cut, dark purplish-brown leaves, rise to 80 cm; Excellent in mass, also used as a specimen Brunette Bugbane is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Part of the Atropurpurea Group which includes cultivars that exhibit purple coloration of the stems, leaves, and inflorescences. This regal plant has beautiful divided foliage with very tall, branching spikes of creamy bottle-brush flowers in summer. ‘Brunette’ is an exceptionally beautiful selection, valued for its large Astilbe-like leaves of purple black. 5 - 7'. Actaea simplex ('Atropurpurea Group) 'Brunette' is similar but not the same.

Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) ‘James Compton’ at Digging Dog Mail Order Nursery.

Cimicifuga Hillside Black Beauty - Common name:Black Snakeroot, Black Bugbane, Actaea - Dark purple - almost black - finely cut foliage retains its excellent color all season. Zones 3-8 Dormant bare root plants ship each year during optimal transplanting season: Fall (October) or Spring (April/May). 1 gallon native perennial plants. Also referred to as Bugbane or Black Snakeroot and Actaea racemosa; the name Bugbane comes from the insect repellent smell the plant gives off. Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) 'Brunette' is known for its upright, bronze-purple stems and foliage (sometimes tinted green when young).

I ought to add that I consider Actaea alba and rubra to be very similar to cimicifuga (once called Actaea racemosa) in many respects.