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Actaea simplex 'Pink Spire'

Actaea are a new discovery for me, with scented flowers right through the autumn and the handsomest dark foliage that overseed in spring.
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1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Back)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
August - September
Height
1.5m (5ft)
Common name
Bugbane
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Shade
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Plant away from direct sunlight and keep moist. To aid quick establishment, sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole. Displays are much more effective planted in groups of 3.

Description

Actaea are a new discovery for me, with scented flowers right through the autumn and the handsomest dark foliage that overseed in spring. Happy in shade, and seedpods are good too.

Care Tips

Plant away from direct sunlight and keep moist. Grow in cool, moist locations away from summer heat. The flowers will give off brilliant scent in autumn.