A botanical “Renaissance Man,” Actaea is at home in an informal garden, a refined border or in an arrangement for opening night at the Met. Their ambrosial perfume floats through the air as they illuminate their surroundings. Actaea is happiest in moist, humus-enriched soil and bright shade; otherwise it’s carefree and low maintenance.
A sensational Piet Oudolf hybrid, this Actaea simplex and Actaea racemosa cross showcases the best traits of both parents. Gleaming, irregularly-toothed maple-like foliage sculpts a posh deep bronzy-purple mound beneath tall slender upstanding dark stems and an elegant scented gathering of long, pendulous finger-like white racemes. Eventually mellowing to a plum-imbued green, ‘Queen of Sheba’ tantalizes pollinators plus adores dappled light, enriched soil and adequate moisture. She makes a royal companion for Epimediums or Pulmonarias. (pp#21,727)
Size: 5' 0" high x 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
Please fill out our Registration Form to receive news of updates to the web site, availability of new plants, give us your feedback, and to be on the mailing list to receive future printed catalogs.