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Cimicifuga rubifolia
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Cimicifuga rubifolia

Kearney's Bugbane

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Item #: 8148

Zones: 4a to 8b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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(aka: Actaea rubifolia) This wonderful rare native (globally rare ranking of G3) from Virginia west to Tennessee has languished in taxonomic purgatory under a parade of invalid names. Unlike other bugbanes, there are only nine glossy leaflets per leaf on Cimicifuga rubifolia, which are held on a 45 degree angled stem ending about 2' from the ground. The 4' tall, upright, branched terminal spikes end in finger-like clusters of small white flowers that top the plant in September. Although Cimicifuga rubifolia prefers alkaline soils, it has grown well in our slightly acid amended woodland soil.