Family: Ranunculaceae

Scientific Name: Cimicifuga racemosa Hillside Black

Common Name: Hillside Black Cimicifuga

DescriptionA tall back of the border perennial with deep purple almost black foliage and fragrant flowers.
Plant TypePerennials Hardy
Hardiness Zone5
Sunlightshade to bright light, best coloration of stems and leaves in bright light
Moistureprefers moist, tolerates average, doesn't like dry
Soil & Siteaverage to moist
Flowers10-14” long racemes from arch wands, white petals, purple sepals, fragrant
Leavesstems and leaves deep purple, almost black
Dimensions4.5-7 feet tall, forms a clump
PropagationUS Plant Patent: #9,988
Cultivar OriginSelected by Mary Ann McGourty and introduced by Hillside Gardens, Connecticut (USA).
Notes & Reference#40-Herbaceous Ornamental Plants (Steven Stills), #79-Perennials For Every Purpose (Larry Hodgson), Plant Haven web site
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