Actaea japonica Silver Dance

Available mid June

Actaea japonica 'Silver Dance' photo courtesy of Devroomen


Actaea 'Silver Dance' is a beautiful addition to a garden for mid summer through late fall bloom. The creamy to white bottle brush-like flowers are fragrant and pollinator magnets.  After flowering attractive lime green seed pods are formed. 

  • Height: 75 cm (30 in) in bloom
  • Spread: 61-70 cm (24-27 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-8
  • Sun or Shade: partial sun
  • Bloom Time: late summer
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: creamy white
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: all pollinators

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Bugbane is an easy care plant that thrives in well drained soil that has been enriched with compost. It is considered a plant for partial shade but it will grow in more sun with a constant supply of moisture. It does not like competition from tree roots especially as a young plant. It is shallow rooted and easy to move when it is young so it can be dug up and reset if it is not thriving.

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