Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Summer and Autumn Perennial: Metamorphosis of Cimifuga

I have Cimifuga, also known as bugbane or snakeroot, planted in part shade around a couple of my oak trees in the backyard and next to the fort. I have planted several different cultivars of this six-foot tall perennial so that I can enjoy their large, dramatic blooms from mid-summer to late autumn. In addition to their blooms, it is a great plant to enjoy watching over a period of months, as it changes...
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from green bud...
to white flower...
to green seedhead...
and finally, to dried seedhead.

1 comment:

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Great way to show its transition.~~Dee

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