Cimicifuga (Actea) ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty'

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Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

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.

More About Cimicifuga (Actea) ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty'

  • A statuesque plant with best leaf color in light shade.
  • A must have for the early fall...insect attractant

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.

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2-4 ft


2-4 Feet

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Cimicifuga (Actea) ramosa 'Hillside Black Beauty' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Container
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Border

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer
  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Flower Color

  • White


  • Upright
  • Vase-like