Cimicifuga ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty' PP9988 COPF
a/k/a Snakeroot-Black, Bugbane
Zones 4 to 8;
Part shade to full shade.
Mature size 4 to 7 feet height, spreads 3 to 4 feet.
Masses of striking, dark purplish-black foliage contrasted by long, white bottlebrush blooms fascinates the eye and peaks everyone's curiosity. The darkest Cimicifuga to date, 'Hillside Black Beauty' is truly a collector's item. Though the young foliage tends to be green, it quickly deepens to an almost iridescent purple-black. In late summer, the 4'-7' tall stems are topped with foot-long, fragrant, white flowers blushed with pale pink.
Cimicifuga performs best in partial shade and moist, organically enriched soil. Water supply should remain constant throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Cimicifuga takes a few years to get established and reach maturity. Mature clumps should not be disturbed.
Cimicifuga is a wonderfully lacy, airy backdrop in the garden. It is especially attractive when combined with variegated or yellow foliage. Deer and rabbit resistant. Use as border plants, specimen or focal point, and in mass plantings.
Twenty (20) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 3.25 inches deep x 2.6 inches wide.