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Actaea close-up (Actaea simplex 'Brunette')

A very tall plant - it's about 7' tall with the flowers. The leaves are dark.



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stunning barbara and dark leaves to, wonderful ;o)

22 Sep, 2010

 

Yes - I'm glad I discovered this plant - it's been in three years now. :-)

23 Sep, 2010

 

Love this one, tall but very delicate, and the dark leaves must contrast beautifully.

23 Sep, 2010

 

It sounds wonderful....

23 Sep, 2010

 

I think it is...it's definitely one for the back of the border!

23 Sep, 2010

 

Stunning plant!

23 Sep, 2010

 

I agree - I planted two different green-leaved Actaeas(or Cimifugas??) this year, and they don't come anywhere near this one. Oh well, we all learn by our mistakes, don't we. Maybe they'll improve next year once they're established.

23 Sep, 2010

 

Oh I do hope so! :)

24 Sep, 2010

 

At the moment, while they do have buds on them, they're simply not tall enough for back-of-the-border plants. :-((

24 Sep, 2010

 

A lovely shot and beautiful plant. I'm trying to talk our nursery into bringing this in now I've discovered it. It is zoned to perhaps survive here as well. Tough things. I must give them a try.

25 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks, Gt. I do hope you succeed. I'm intending to try to track another one of these down. If I could remember where I bought it, it might be easier, but I don't. :-((

25 Sep, 2010

 

do these have bright berries too?

26 Sep, 2010

 

No, I've never seen any...

26 Sep, 2010

 

It's like a sparkler, such delicate looking flowers but sounds like it is very hardy.

1 Oct, 2010

 

What a good description! Yes, it does appear to be a good healthy and hardy plant. :-)

1 Oct, 2010

 

I have this too Barbara, love it, and the smell is amazing :-)

8 Oct, 2010

 

Hiya Simbad! I can't get very close to it without diving into the border, so I'll take your word for its scent. It is a great plant, though - glad to find it growing in Lincolnshire as well as Somerset. :-))))

8 Oct, 2010

 

Lol, mines beside the pond but luckily I don't have to dive in to smell it :-))

9 Oct, 2010

 

LOL.

9 Oct, 2010



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