Actaea simplex &
Actaea simplex &
Actaea simplex &

Actaea simplex 'Brunette'

Brunette Bugbane, Cohosh

Regular price$11.24

  • We currently have 0 in stock.
  • Inventory on the way
  • Delivery ONLY to Metro Atlanta & Athens within 5-7 business days
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee
    (Fri 3pm-6pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
  • Guaranteed locally grown
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

Brunette Bugbane is a perennial with deeply cut bronze-purple tripinnate foliage that maintains its color.  Tall wiry flower spikes sporting numerous intensely fragrant purple-white flowers go up in late summer into fall attracting butterflies and pollinators.  Best bloom in rich moisture-retentive soils.  




3' - 4'


2' - 3’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8


Part Sun, Full Shade

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:   Low maintenance.  No serious pest or disease issues but watch for rust and leaf spot.  Leaf margins may scorch if soils not kept consistently moist.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized Areas, Native GardensWildlife Gardensand Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Joe-Pye Weed, Fern, Leopard Plant

IMAGES: Photo by Leonora (Ellie) Enking, Actaea simplex 'Brunette', (2)  Photo by Kerry WoodsActaea simplex - Ranunculaceae, (3) Amazonia Exotics U.KActaea Brunette cohosh September 2014 U.KCC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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