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Bugbane Black Negligee, Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee', is a dark and mysterious accent plant for your garden.

This vigorous grower has lacy black foliage and striking black-purple stems. In late summer, 'Black Negligee' has large purplish-white bottlebrush flowers which project 2 feet above the foliage and perfume the air with their sweet fragrance.

Black Snakeroot's flower spires add architectural height to shaded borders, shade gardens, woodland gardens, cottage gardens or naturalized areas.

Ferny dark foliage provides excellent texture and color to the landscape throughout the growing season. Best in groups, although single plants have good specimen value once established.

It is easily grown in average, medium moisture soils in part shade to full shade. Black Negligee prefers humusy, organically rich, moisture retentive soils. Foliage tends to scorch and otherwise depreciate if soils are allowed to dry out.

* A slow-to-establish plant
* Late season bloomer
* Deer resistant



Plant Facts

Family Actaea Black Negligee
Foliage Black
Mature Height 4 to 5 feet
Mature Spread 1 to 2 feet
Soil Widely adaptable
Zones 5-9
Mature Form Upright
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Flower Color White

Black Negligee Bugbane.

Rating: 4.5/5 based on 4 review(s)
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Wow! Review by Jen
I discovered the Black Negligee Bugbane a couple of years ago, and I'm so glad I did!
It's so unique and pretty that it really adds that wow factor to my yard.
Everyone asks what it is and where they can get it.
Great Color! Review by Dawn
The Black Negligee is STUNNING! There is nothing else like it. If you want to fill a spot with unique color and drama this is the plant. I planted it in the back yard and I am back to purchase more for the front.
foliage color Review by Marie
Not too many plants with black foliage out there like the Black Negligee Bugbane. I use it for contrast.
Awesome!!! Review by Li'l ole hydrangea lady
I absolutely LOVE the foliage and the wonderful fragrance of t Black Negligee. And it is so hardy and easy to divide. I now have 6 clumps throughout the garden and have given a bunch away. The BEST.

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