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Cimicifuga 'Pink Spice' for my file

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By Siris


Cimicifuga 'Pink Spice' for my file (Actaea simplex)

Cimicifuga now put in the conservatory border, replacing Hosta Sum & Substance, which was too large. It has brown foliage and will have pink flowers in Septembers.



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This looks similar to a Heuchera I thought. I haven't heard of these. I hope you take a photo when it flowers.

12 Sep, 2016

 

Also have C. simplex 'Brunette' which has never produced any of its white flowers yet.

12 Sep, 2016

 

I have this in the pot on the deck (I think) for few years now and it blooms every year. I did not know that it calls Cimicifuga . I call it Purple Snakeroot. Striking plant. Love it.

13 Sep, 2016

 

Yes Klahanie, Snakeroot, lovely plant. It is supposed to have properties to ward off bugs, don't know about snakes though!

13 Sep, 2016

 

Good luck with that Siris....been growing them for years and they have never, ever flowered!! Was discussing them with Rosie Hardy on Instagram the other day!

13 Sep, 2016

 

Did she say why they are shy to flower?

13 Sep, 2016

 

Quote"They don't like to dry out in the summer....but don't want to sit in winter wet!! Like plenty of humus, " they grow theirs in pots under the shadow of trees......
We have tried them in pots as well as in the ground and have never had one flower!!

13 Sep, 2016

 

I think, in the conservatory border, might fulfill those criteria. That is where I have put Pink Spice, a good size plant when bought last weekend. Brunette came mail order last year, so much smaller.

14 Sep, 2016

 

Do let me know how you get on with it.....

15 Sep, 2016

 

I will Dd.

15 Sep, 2016

 

Mine has flowers just starting to open ,love the scent :-)

20 Sep, 2016

 

Scented as well, Simbad, tell us the situation where yours is placed please. Not that there is any other place in my garden that comes 1/2 way to suiting.

20 Sep, 2016

 

Mines beside the pond Siris in an area that was supposed to be boggy dug out the soil and put pond liner in the bottom with holes punched in it , it did have a tree overhanging it till last year when the tree died and it never did very well, now the sites more open and it gets more rain its doing brilliant , wouldn't say the soils boggy though just dampish, I'll take a picture tomorrow, the scent really is gorgeous and you can smell it from quite a distance!

20 Sep, 2016

 

Yes please show. I can excuse Brunette, she was only small, mail order last Autumn, grown quite nicely, and Pink Spice only just acquired. Both in shade caste by buildings some time during the day.

21 Sep, 2016



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