Black Snakeroot

Cimicifuga ramosa 'Atropurpurea'

Also called Bugbane

  • AKA Actaea ramosa 'Atropurpurea' or Actaea simplex 'Atropurpurea'
  • Other common names: Black Cohosh, Purple-leaved Bugbane
  • Panicles of pale pink to white florets on this clump forming perennial
  • Dark green to purple, sharply toothed leaves
  • Excellent in mass, also used as a specimen
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to mid-fall
  • Flower Height: 175 cm
  • Foliage Height: 100 cm
  • Flower Size: 60 cm



125-175 cm

60-80 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grows best in a moist rich, humus soil in a woodland setting. Consistent moisture is required to prevent leaf scorching. They may take several years to reach mature size and once established do not like to be disturbed.

Additional Notes about Black Snakeroot:

The odour emitted by the foliage and flower has insect repellant properties.