Cimicifuga simplex Hillside Black Beauty
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Cimicifuga simplex Hillside Black Beauty

Cimicifuga simplex Hillside Black Beauty

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Common Name: Autumn Snakeroot
Hardiness Zone: 4-7S/9W Exposure: Part Shade
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Blooms In: Sep
Mature Height: 60" Spacing: 24-30"
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Fragrance: Yes
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Cimicifuga simplex Hillside Black Beauty is an exceptionally dark-leaved form of Bugbane was selected by the well-known horticulturists, Fred and Mary Ann McGourty, who named the plant after the gardens and specialty nursery they created in nearby Norfolk, CT. The plant shares all the impressive characteristics of the species—elegantly cut foliage and 5′ tall, fragrant white flower spikes in late summer. But it has foliage that is the darkest available, an almost black purple, that, unlike others, doesn't fade as the season progresses. A statuesque plant with best leaf color in light shade. Try it with Hostas and Hakonechloa. PP 9,988

For more information on growing Cimicifuga, click Growing Guide.




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Average Customer Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars (7 Reviews) Write a Review

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Nothing after 5 years

I also have had no luck with these. One of the three died, the other two have not grown more than a foot tall; nowhere close to flowering. I've tried them on the edge of the woods and in a perennial part-shade garden.

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Hmph, not sure..

I bought three of these a few years ago and put them in the back of my garden - in front of a backdrop of spruces but somewhat out of general sight. They get good light and are now around 4 feet tall and the color is nice, but I haven't seen any flowering. They are also a little leggy and not very full. I think I will try and transplant this fall and see if they are happier being brought closer to the front of the back border. Nothing to lose, they are ho hum at this point and if they don't make it then not a big loss.

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This plant grew well beyond the 5 foot expectation. It was at 12 feet this past spring after about 3 years. My mistake--I drastically pruned and transplanted it to a new location. It is just limping along right now, however my feeling is that I pruned and transplanted it too late in the season. I am hoping it will come back to its old beautiful self next spring.

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gorgeous wimp

tried this plant 3 times, full to partial shade, well watered, next to goats beard, liriope, hostas, ferns. started out strong then just pfft. can't figure out what I am doing wrong!?!?

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2 years since planting ,growth is10%

2 years and 10% growth over delivered product.companions in shade garden;hostas,astilbe,rudbekia,dicentra.ferns.etc. HELP!P.S.3 plants in 3different location,same results.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: sim-me-sih-few'guh 

Grow in full sun or partial shade in the North; provide afternoon shade in the South. Plants require evenly moist soil wherever they are grown.