This zone 4 perennial will make a statement in your shade garden with its bright mustard yellow flower spikes in summer. Very large, thick, serrated leaves form a compact plant. The plant likes water, so do not use in a dry part of your landscape.
This fragrant, unique beauty boasts dark, coppery purple foliage and long, stout-flowering spikes with white blossoms. It thrives in partial shade and is a great addition to your woodland garden. (Actaea simplex) bugbane is its common name.