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Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike' ('Cimicifuga')

Bugbane

  • »  Deer and rabbit resistant
  • »  Shade-loving
  • »  Sweetly fragrant
  • »  Attracts butterflies

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Long pale pink spikes bloom in late summer and are sweetly scented - some say like honey others like grapes. Finely cut fern-like foliage is dark purple and makes an excellent backdrop for other shade-loving perennials.

Attributes
Fragrant
Foliage Color
Purple
Maintenance and Care
Low Maintenance
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Flower Color
Pink
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Exposure
Partial Shade
Full Shade
Habit
Mounding
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Actaea simplex ''Pink Spike''

Best growth occurs in a moist, shady location with rich, acidic soil. Excellent naturalized plant - requires little maintenance. May require staking. Divisions may be made in the spring.