• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage reaches 2 ft. tall and wide; flower spikes reach 5 to 6 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage and Flowers
    Blooms:
    Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ak-TEE-uh SIM-plecks
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage reaches 2 ft. tall and wide; flower spikes reach 5 to 6 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Purple
    Blooms:Fall
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, moisture retentive soil, situated in a sheltered location away from harsh sun exposure or drying winds. Water regularly to keep soil evenly moist, but not soggy. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    Dry seed capsules contain toxic berries.

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