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Actaea simplex Chocoholic

Actaea simplex 'Chocoholic' PP24821

Bugbane - Branched

‘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 mauve pink flowers age to white on tall flower spikes that 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.  It was discovered by Marco van Noort in the Netherlands as a seedling of 'Brunette'.


36 Inches


24 Inches

Bloom Color

Pink, White

USDA Hardiness Zone

Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
123 Actaea (Cimicifuga) racemosa Chocoholic #1 (dark fol, pink-white)
Characteristics & Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Fragrant - Flower
Full Shade
Soil Conditions
Bloom Time
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Black Walnut Tolerant
Foliage Color
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