cimicifuga x 'chocoholic' (purple leaf bugbane, black bugbane)

Size: 1 gallon

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  • long panicles of pink florets mature to white
  • dark bronze-purple foliage with compound, ternate, sharp-toothed leaves
  • excellent in mass, but also as a specimen
  • bloom time: late summer to mid-fall
  • flower height: 125cm
  • foliage height: 90cm
  • the odour emitted by the foliage and flower has insect repellant properties
  • zone 4
  • height 90-125cm
  • spread 60-70cm
  • colour pink
  • grows best in a moist, rich, humus soil in a woodland setting
  • consistent moisture is required to prevent leaf scorching
  • they may take several years to reach mature size and once established do not like to be disturbed
  • full sun, partial sun/shade, shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • rabbit resistant 
  • deer resistant
  • fragrant
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)