Actaea Plants and species
Actaea are commonly known as ‘Bugbane’, a number of species are used both as a herb in the case or Actaea spicata where it is used in homeopathy, as well as A. racemosa which is known as ‘Black Cohosh’ and as an ornamental plant which is where are focusing.
Actaea spicta, pachypoda, racemosa and simplex are the best known of the eight species.
Actaea alba will reach a height of around .7m, white fluffy flowers followed by white berries (also known as white dolls eyes and white cohosh). The foliage is attractive, toothed and lasts well through the season.
A. simplex or Bugbane is a Herbaceous perennial originally from Mongolia and Russia.
With its rather dramatic bottlebrush-like, pale pink to white flowers in March and April over brownish-purple leaves.
Useful at the back of a perennial border coming to prominence when many flowers have finished. Loves a damp shady position. Spent flower heads can provide an interesting feature in winter
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