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Actaea simplex

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Actaea (ak-TEE-uh) (Info)
Species: simplex (SIM-plecks) (Info)

Synonym:Cimicifuga simplex

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive flowercrazy39 On Aug 24, 2005, flowercrazy39 from Manchester, NH wrote:

This plant has to stay in full shade otherwise the leaves get singed by the sun. It's a beautiful plant and blooms in October/November when almost everything is dying down.

Neutral singleyellowros On Mar 25, 2002, singleyellowros from Kittanning, PA wrote:

Last one to flower. October frosts will nip the display in the bud. The wands of white flowers arch gracefully.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chicago, Illinois
Goshen, Kentucky
Montgomery, Massachusetts
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Howell, Michigan
Pinardville, New Hampshire
Fremont, Ohio
Laflin, Pennsylvania



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