Misty Blue Bugbane

Cimicifuga (Actaea) pachypoda 'Misty Blue'

SKU
43687
An attractive clump of lush blue-green compound foliage on upright stems, topped by showy white blooms in the spring, followed by showy clusters of white ornamental berries in midsummer to early fall. Works well in a shaded border of a cottage garden, or in the understory of a woodland garden. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationsi-mih-sif-YOO-ga pak-ee-POH-dah (ak-TEE-uh pak-ee-POH-dah)
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring, followed by berries in late summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Accent
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Lungwort (Pulmonaria);

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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