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Branched Bugbane

Actaea simplex 'Atropurpurea'

Branched Bugbane has fragrant white flowers in late summer, over purplish bronze foliage. By mid summer the leaves take on a green hue. Bees and butterflies love the blooms. Per noted plantsman David Culp, Actaea do very well under Black Walnuts.

H: 48 Inches  ·   S: 36 Inches  ·   Zone: 4

Kamchatka Bugbane

Actaea simplex 'Hillside Black Beauty' PP9988

'Hillside Black Beauty' Kamchatka Bugbane has white fragrant flowers in late summer that tower over dark purple foliage. A great source of nectar and pollen for insects. The leaf color is particularly intense in early summer before bloom time.

H: 48 Inches  ·   S: 36 Inches  ·   Zone: 4

Branched Bugbane

Actaea x 'Chocoholic' PP24821

'Chocoholic' Bugbane is shorter than other dark purple Actaeas, but what it lacks in stature it makes up for in the beauty of its foliage. The leaves emerge in the spring as a dark bronzy purple and turn more green by mid summer. The fragrant white flower spikes tower over the foliage in the late summer, attracting all manner of pollinators. This is particularly attractive when paired with shade tolerant gold foliage plants. Consistent moisture is necessary for the best performance.

H: 36 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' PP15815

The deep purple shiny leaves of 'Black Scallop' ('Binblasca') Bugleweed have ruffled edges. Deep blue flower spikes appear on Ajuga in late spring. From Mike Tristram of the UK.

H: 3 Inches  ·   S: 6 Inches  ·   Zone: 6


Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'

'Catlin's Giant' Bugleweed has bronze leaves that are much larger than other Ajugas, sporting blue flower spikes in late spring. A rapid-spreading evergreen groundcover.

H: 6 Inches  ·   S: 12 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip'

'Chocolate Chip' ('Valfredda') Bugleweed has tiny purplish chocolate foliage with violet-blue flower spikes in late spring. This Ajuga makes an excellent groundcover around stepping stones. It came to the US from Italy.

H: 2 Inches  ·   S: 4 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Ajuga reptans Feathered Friends™ 'Fierce Falcon' PPAF

Short blue flower spikes top dark purple ground-hugging foliage in spring. A good spreading semi-evergreen groundcover for shade.

H: 6 Inches  ·   S: 18 Inches  ·   Zone: 4

Calico Aster

Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

'Lady in Black' Calico Aster is an unusual native Aster because the foliage is just as showy as the flower display. The narrow leaves start the summer as a deep plum or purple, gradually changing to bronze when 'Lady in Black' blooms in late summer and early fall. It becomes covered with delicate white daisies with rosy pink centers, complimenting the dark foliage and attracting all types of butterflies and other pollinators. The open habit can be impproved by cutting plants back to 6" in June. This native selection was found in Holland. (New name is Smyphyotrichum lateriflorum.)

H: 30 Inches  ·   S: 36 Inches  ·   Zone: 3

Chinese Astilbe

Astilbe chinensis 'Dark Side of the Moon' PP35461

Low maintenance shade-tolerant perennial with rich, dark chocolate colored foliage throughout the growing season that emerges as a golden yellow with a marginal maroon tint. Upright plumes of burgundy-to-raspberry pink flowerheads appear later than early spring-blooming astilbes, typically between July and August. Capable of blooming even in full shade conditions. Requires consistently moist soils to prevent roots from drying out.

H: 20 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Calycanthus floridus var purpureus 'Burgundy Spice' PP28886

Fragrant maroon flowers over deep burgundy leaves, blooms in May and June. Purple foliage retains color all summer.

H: 8 Feet  ·   S: 6 Feet  ·   Zone: 4

Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis Burgundy Hearts® PP19654

Burgundy Hearts® ('Greswan') Eastern Redbud is a refinement of the 'Forest Pansy' theme, with pinkish lavender April flowers followed by reddish purple lustrous foliage. The heart-shaped leaves hold their dark color longer in the summer, taking on reddish wine tones towards the fall. Introduced by Greenleaf Nurseries.

H: 20 Feet  ·   S: 20 Feet  ·   Zone: 5

Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis Flame Thrower® PP31260

Pink pea-shaped flowers on bare stems in April are followed by leaves changing from reddish burgundy in May to yellow and green as they mature.

H: 20 Feet  ·   S: 15 Feet  ·   Zone: 5

Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

'Forest Pansy' Eastern Redbud has rose purple flowers and reddish purple foliage in April and May changing to bronze by fall. The foliage is strikingly beautiful in spring and early summer.

H: 20 Feet  ·   S: 18 Feet  ·   Zone: 5

Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls' PP22097

'Ruby Falls' Redbud is a weeping form of 'Forest Pansy', long awaited by avid plantsmen and brought to us by Dr. Dennis Werner of NCSU. The velvety purple foliage is displayed on graceful weeping branches, making a spectacular show in spring and early summer before it ages to greenish bronze. Its rosy purple flowers emerge before the leaves unfold. The name was chosen by 5 year old Porter Neubauer of Tennessee, undoubtedly a great future nurseryman.

H: 8 Feet  ·   S: 8 Feet  ·   Zone: 6

Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis Sparkling Wine™ PP32138

An upright, compact, small deciduous shade tree that boasts reddish-purple to bronzy green foliage with velvety, violet undersides. Lavender-pink sweet pea-shaped flowers appear in early May, completely covering the branches. Perfect for the specimen garden or native pollinator garden. Resistant to heavy winds and cold temperatures.

H: 12 Feet  ·   S: 12 Feet  ·   Zone: 5

Eastern Redbud

Cercis x 'Merlot' PP22297

'Merlot' Redbud is a very exciting cross of 'Forest Pansy' and texensis 'Texas White', made by Dr. Dennis Werner of NCSU (he is clearly a very busy plantsman). The texensis genes enable Cercis x 'Merlot' to resist heat better, resulting in more lustrous, deeper purple foliage. The rose-purple flowers appear in April and May; finishing just as the leaves are emerging.

H: 20 Feet  ·   S: 18 Feet  ·   Zone: 6


Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

'Royal Purple' Smokebush has pink smoke-like flowers in June and July which are highlighted by brilliant purple leaves, which turn a reddish purple in fall.

H: 10 Feet  ·   S: 6 Feet  ·   Zone: 4


Cotinus coggygria Winecraft Black® PP30216

Winecraft Black® Smokebush ('NCCO1') produces deep purple velvety leaves in spring which are topped by dark pink smoke-like inflorescences in June. The contrast between the flowers and foliage is striking. After blooming, Cotinus Winecraft Black® does not fade as many other purple leaf plants do, retaining its dark purple color until fall, when the leaves turn beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red. All Cotinus benefit from a periodic pruning to promote new growth.

H: 6 Feet  ·   S: 5 Feet  ·   Zone: 4


Cotinus x 'Grace'

'Grace' Smoketree has pink flowers in June and July with bronze new foliage which turns to purple. Cotinus x 'Grace' has luminous reddish purple fall foliage. From Peter Dummer, formerly at Hillier Nurseries in England.

H: 20 Feet  ·   S: 8 Feet  ·   Zone: 4

Wushan Barrenwort

Epimedium wushanense 'Caramel'

Flowers are yellow with dark orange centers, hovering above burgundy toothed leaves in early spring. Dry shade tolerant and deer resistant.

H: 12 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 6

Wood Spurge

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Golden Glory' PP14514

Vivid chartreuse flower clusters top reddish bronze foliage in early spring. Fall color is beautiful shades of reddish purple. Totally deer resistant.

H: 20 Inches  ·   S: 14 Inches  ·   Zone: 6

Cushion Spurge

Euphorbia polychroma 'Bonfire' PP18585

'Bonfire' Cushion Spurge offers beautiful foliage in addition to the electric, chrome-yellow spring flower bracts. The leaves of this Euphorbia have a combination of orange, red and purple when planted in full sun and the red shades are intensified in the fall. 'Bonfire' needs a dry site.

H: 18 Inches  ·   S: 12 Inches  ·   Zone: 5

Spotted Cranesbill

Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'

'Espresso' Spotted Cranesbill has lavender-pink flowers over beautiful red-brown foliage that ages to bronze-green by late summer. A North Creek Nurseries introduction, found in Landenberg, PA.

H: 8 Inches  ·   S: 10 Inches  ·   Zone: 4

Bowman's Root

Gillenia (Porteranthus) trifoliata 'Pink Profusion'

'Pink Profusion' Bowman's Root has lovely ethereal pinkish-white flowers that look like butterflies above the foliage. The new growth is bronze in the spring and often exhibits reddish-maroon tones in fall. The native plant gurus of North Creek Nurseries brought this new selection of Gillenia to our attention. Introduced by Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware.

H: 24 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 4