Actaea japonica Thunb.

Japanese Bugbane


Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Actaea

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: To 3' tall

Exposure: Part Shade

Description: 

Metallic colored shiny foliage resembling a cross between Oak and Maple. Short candle-like white flower spikes in August to September. Likes moist soil. Rabbit resistant (Oudolf).

History: 

Published in Syst. Veg. (ed. 14) 488 in 1784.

Native to China, Japan and Korea.

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Sources of Information

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