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Black Negligee Snakeroot

Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee'

Pronunciation: ak-TEE-uh SIM-plecks
SKU #03951
3-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Deeply cut, serrated foliage emerges emerald green, then matures to a brilliant dark purple. Long, slender, pink-tinted, creamy white, fragrant flower spikes tower above the foliage in the fall. A standout in the shaded border, woodland or cottage garden. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Fall
Mature Size Foliage reaches 2 ft. tall and wide; flower spikes reach 5 to 6 ft. tall.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Purple
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore Dry seed capsules contain toxic berries.

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