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Cimicifuga 'Hillside Black Beauty'

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Walters Gardens

Common Name




Cimicifuga 'Hillside Black Beauty'

About This Plant

The darkest Cimicifuga to date, 'Hillside Black Beauty' is truly a collector's item.  It forms an upright clump of striking, dark purplish-black foliage contrasted by long, white bottlebrush blooms late in the season.

Though the young foliage tends to be green, it quickly deepens to an almost iridescent purple-black. In late summer, the 4'-7' tall stems are topped with foot-long, fragrant, white flowers blushed with pale pink.

Cimicifuga is a wonderfully lacy, airy backdrop in the garden. It is especially attractive when combined with variegated or yellow foliage.


fragrant fall bloom


  • Width: 30 in
  • Height: 70 in
  • Bloom Time: fall
  • Leaf Colour: light pink
  • Fragrant: yes
  • Zone: Zone 3
  • Light Conditions: sun to part shade

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