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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
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1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Back)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
September - October
Height
1.8m (6ft)
Group/Species
simplex (Atropurpurea Group)
Common name
Baneberry
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

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.

Care Tips

Grow in cool, moist locations away from summer heat. Displays are much more effective planted in groups of 3. The flowers will give off brilliant scent in autumn.