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botanical name:
Actaea matsumurae 'Elstead Variety'
Actaea matsumurae 'Elstead Variety' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bugbane
synonyms:  Cimicifuga simplex 'Elstead'
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 1.50m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: purple
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Finely cut, ferny greenish purple foliage. Arching stems carry elegant spikes of white flowers opening from pinkish purple buds, produced very late in the season, often into October. Slow growing.

cultivation:
Prefers moist, fertile humus-rich soil in partial shade.

propagation:
By division

other notes:
RHS AGM
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