Perennial

Actaea 'Hillside Black Beauty'

Hillside Black Beauty Snakeroot

  • Almost black foliage
  • Statuesque garden form
  • Holds color year round
  • Great in groups
  • Pure white, fragrant flowers
  • Blooms August-September
  • Formerly named Cimicifuga 'Hillside Black Beauty'
Intriguing, nearly black, deep purple foliage along with a statuesque garden form make this a plant that demands attention. 'Hillside Black Beauty' was found at Hillside Gardens in Norfolk, CT and is the darkest foliaged Cimicifuga out there and, even better, this foliage does not fade as summer heat builds. It keeps its great color all year on deeply cut, almost frilly foliage that gives the plant an airy, fine texture that is very effective grouped at the back of any partially to fully shaded garden. Its foliage provides outstanding contrast to long spikes of pure white, fragrant flowers that bloom from late August through September.
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Full Shade
Full Shade
Partial Shade
Partial Shade

Characteristics and Attributes