Cimicifuga (Actea) simplex 'Black Negligee'

Black Negligee Bugbane: Patent PP9988

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Small, numerous, creamy white (with a purple tinge), strongly fragrant flowers appear in late summer to early fall in long, bottlebrush-like, terminal racemes resembling fluffy spires (to 24” long). Flowering racemes appear on upright, wiry stems. 

More About Cimicifuga (Actea) simplex 'Black Negligee'

  • great as a contrast plant
  • a must have for the early fall garden

‘Black Negligee’ is a purple-leaved bugbane that typically grows to 4-5’ tall. It is perhaps best noted for its deeply-cut, dark purplish-black leaves on branched, dark stems. Foliage has a lacy effect, hence the cultivar name, and makes an effective accent throughout the growing season. 

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3-5 ft


2-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


Cimicifuga (Actea) simplex 'Black Negligee' 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