American bugbane Actaea podocarpa

American bugbane


A. podocarpa is a perennial with pinnately divided leaves and slender, branched racemes of pink-tinged white flowers from late summer to early autumn, followed by brown follicles

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      American bugbane

    • Common names

      Cimicifuga cordifolia, Actaea americana

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut back after flowering or fruiting

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in autumn or by division in early spring

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free