A very dark, almost black-leaved form with pink budded, white flowers in late summer as other plants are fading. Can grow to 2m in flower, given ideal conditions and provides a great vertical accent in rich fertile soil, scent is an added bonus!
Pest and disease resistant and does not require staking. Most of the Actaea simplex hybrids are slow growing and take a few years to reach maturity. They are best ordered in spring as they are difficult to ship in late summer and we will need to cut them back.
Goes well with:
Flowers - Anemone hupehensis ‘Hadspen Abundance’ (windflower), Foeniculum vulgate ‘Purpureum’ (bronze fennel)
Grasses - Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ (tufted hair grass)
Care of Actaea simplex Black Negligee:
Will likely need support with ring stakes which should be done before the flowers appear. Clumps can be divided in late autumn or early spring before new growth begins.
Pollen and nectar source for bees and hoverflies, nectar source for butterflies.