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Actaea Brunette
Actaea Brunette
Actaea Brunette
Actaea Brunette
Actaea Brunette
Actaea Brunette
Actaea Brunette
Actaea Brunette
Actaea Brunette
Actaea Brunette

Actaea Brunette
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"Baneberry"

SIZE 1

Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK

£9.95
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Actaea 'Brunette' is a stunner. From late spring it produces spectacular dark chocolate brown-purple foliage, and from August onwards its snowy-white flower spikes contrast beautifully with the leaves. These flower spikes last through to October, providing useful colour at a time when the garden can be sadly lacking in floral interest. And, as if that isn’t enough, the flowers are also delightfully scented!

Reaching a mature height of 150 cm / 60", Actaea simplex 'Brunette' can be grown mid-way or at the back of a garden border where its unusual coloured foliage will create a real talking point. Or it can be grown in a patio container. Sheltered sites are best to protect the flowers from strong winds. Few gardeners realise, too, that the flowers of Actaea can be cut and used within floral arrangements indoors.  

Actaeas used to be known under the name cimicifuga, and they have the common name of baneberry – possibly because they are the bane of rabbits. These pesky animals will leave them alone, so if your garden regularly falls victim to these countryside pests, your Actaea should be safe!

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Colour:

Chocolat brown-purple foliage + white spikes

Height:

140-160cm / 56-64"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) 'Brunette'

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:

Moist, well-drained

Naturalising:

Strong

Perennial:

Yes

  • Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting out
  • Plant your Actaea bare roots into temporary pots in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors
  • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots
  • Plant the roots so that they are fully submerged with the shoots just below the surface or any top growth exposed
  • Plant in borders or containers in early summer once in full growth (or keep them in individual pots)
  • Space the Actaea plants 80-90cm apart
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth

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