ACTAEA simplex (Atropurpurea Group) ‘Hillside Black Beauty’

Medium
Large
Part shade
Pink
Purple
White
Fertile soil
Moisture retentive soil
Autumn
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Pollinator friendly
Pot Size
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Description

Height 150 - 250cm x Spread 100cm

'Hillside Black Beauty' could be grown just for its highly attractive, finely cut deep purple - almost black foliage. However as autumn approaches tall, upright to slightly arching flower stems appear bearing highly fragrant, pale pink bottlebrush-like flowers.

Best when planted in a good soil that is moisture retentive. Grow in dappled shade to help maintain its deep, dark foliage colour, it will tolerate a slightly sunnier position than the green leaved forms, morning or late afternoon sun will be fine but avoid very hot areas of the garden.