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botanical name:
Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) 'James Compton'
Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) 'James Compton' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bugbane, Black Cohosh
synonyms:  Cimicifuga simplex 'James Compton'
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: bronze
flower colour: white
stem/bark: bronze
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
Selected form similar to C. simplex 'Atropurpurea', with good dark purple-bronze foliage. Creamy white, slightly scented flowers.

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

By division.

Cool damp borders or woodland gardens.

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