Actaea simplex 'Brunette'

We've just planted a swathe of this in the new farmhouse garden at Perch Hill, in the shade by our old apple tree. It has scented flowers in autumn, preceeded by elegant crimson leaves all spring and summer More
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We've just planted a swathe of this in the new farmhouse garden at Perch Hill, in the shade by our old apple tree. It has scented flowers in autumn, preceeded by elegant crimson leaves all spring and summer.

Genus Actaea
Group/Species simplex (Atropurpurea Group)
Variety Brunette
Type Hardy Perennial, Herbaceous Perennial
Common Name Baneberry
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Moist, Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.8m (6ft)
Spacing 75cm (30in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant away from direct sunlight and keep moist. To aid quick establishment, sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole.
Care Tips Grow in cool, moist locations away from summer heat. The flowers will give off brilliant scent in autumn.
Flowering September - October
Harvesting Flower production 2 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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