The Plant list

Common Name

ACTAEA simplex var. simplex

James Compton

(syn Cimifuga r. James Compton). James Compton is shorter than C. r. Brunette and has really black foliage. Scented white flowers July-Sept. Ht. 80cm. Sp. 25cm. Moist rich soil. Part shade.


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Plant Details: ACTAEA simplex var. simplex James Compton


Species: simplex var. simplex

Variety: James Compton

Common name: Baneberry

Family: Ranunculaceae

Origin: Japan

Flower colour: Pink, White

Flower month: Jul, Aug, Sep

Flower scent: Sweetly

Foliage colour: Black

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Moist soil

Aspect: Shade, Part Shade

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 80

Spread: 25

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Elegant

Flower style: Arch Foliage Habit

Leaf colour: Black

Movement: YES

Poisonous: Extremely

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Compost: Peat Based

Year of introduction: YES

Web rating: Woottens rating 9/10

Pot Size: 2 litre

Mail Order Details

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