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Black Negligee Actaea Plant

  • - Banberry, Bugbane
  • - Height: 4-5 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • - Exposure: Part Shade
  • - Bloom Time: August-September
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Black Negligee Actaea Plant
Plant Features

Black Negligee Actaea, commonly called bugbane, bears tall, bottle-brush-like, creamy white flowers that can grow as long as 24 inches atop the sharply cut, serrated black foliage; the tip-top of each flower spire can be 5 or 6 feet tall! The leaves of this Baneberry will first emerge as a luscious emerald green before maturing to that prized purplish-black that sets off the flowers and berries so well. 

Actaea Companion Plants: Brunnera, Ferns, Helleborus, Hosta

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 2-3 hours morning or late afternoon sun
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 18-24 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Mahogany
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Styles Cottage Garden, Woodland Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Texture
Pet Friendly No
Plant Type Hybrid