Actaea matsumurae ‘White Pearl’

White Pearl Japanese bugbane

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Outstanding Qualities

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.

Quick Facts

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.