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.
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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.
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