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Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) 'Brunette' (Baneberry 'Brunette') Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Baneberry 'Brunette'(Actaea simplex 'Brunette')Herb in 1 Litre Pot

Actaea or Baneberry 'Brunette' is a lovely herbaceous perennial, which has beautiful brownish-purple stems and foliage, and is a fabulous architectural plant as it produces tall bottle-brush like spires of white scented flowers in late summer., followed by berries which are poisonous. This is a great plant for a shady spot at the mid to back of the border where the striking pink flower spikes will tower over most of the other plants, it will reach up to 1.5m in height.

This scented plant is loved by bees and butterflies. Ideally it needs a shady spot to maintain the dark leaves, but it will grow in sun as long as the soil remains moist.

Herb Usage

This Actaea has no medicinal value in fact all parts of the plant are toxic. It is related to Black Cohosh but this variety is grown purely for its decorative architectural floral display in the garden. 

Buy Actaea simplex 'Brunette'Online

Our potted Actaea simplex 'Brunette' herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.



Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) 'Brunette' (Baneberry 'Brunette') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Moisture retentive soil
Flower Colour White
Height 150cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Actaea simplex 'Brunette'
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very hardy
Culinary None
Scented Flowers
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Architectural
Types of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    Excellent service

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Sep 2020

    My plant arrived extremely well packaged which meant they were not damaged at all and in damp soil to keep them healthy. They look in excellent condition and arrived as advised.

  • 5
    Beauty & Quality

    Posted by Richard Scrimshaw on 4th Aug 2020

    We received first class plants in excellent condition and are looking very good in our garden. Highly recommend both these plants and this grower