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Partial Shade

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Actaea

Black Snakeroot

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.

Surprisingly under used, ‘White Pearl’s bright white, bottlebrush-shaped blossoms and large pearly buds will light up a dark setting just like the animated glow of a 4th of July sparkler. Good-sized perfumed flowers unfurl later than most other Actaeas, while their densely set stalks are more arching than Actaea racemosa. Tolerating drier, less rich sites, the deceptively tough wiry stems and finely cut, toothed foliage compose a nimble-looking medium green stand that slowly spreads.

Blooms September–October

Size: 4' 0" high x 2-1/2' wide.

Zone 3/4.

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