Actaea matsumurae ‘White Pearl’
White Pearl Japanese bugbane
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Creamy white flower panicles soar above the deep green mound of foliage bringing fragrance to the late season garden, typically late summer to early autumn. Black berries follow the flowers on the five foot stems.
Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9
Flower Color: white
Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade
Water Requirements: regular watering
Seasonal Interest: late summer to early autumn white flowers
Wildlife Associations: bees
- Culture Notes
- Plant in a lightly or openly shaded site - too much sun can scorch the foliage. The soil should be well-drained, but water to keep consistently moist.
- Geek Notes
- Actaea matsumurae is native to Japan, eastern Russia, and Mongolia. Until recently this plant was assigned to the genus Cimicifuga, then moved to Actaea.