Actaeas were previously known as Cimicifugas, a tall growing perennial with lots of wonderful attributes to impress in the garden. Actaeas support striking lacy foliage with delightful and elegant towering and slightly curving flower spikes. On top of this visual beauty is the most entrancing fragrance, described variously as Vanilla-and-grape-bubblegum scented. This plant does require a lot of water to flourish. Actaeas prefer moist humus-rich soil conditions. Tolerant of a range of light conditions from Sun to Part Shade. Increasing light results in darkest foliage but note that moist growing conditions are essential. Requires dormancy for growth. Keep moist and feed occasionally with slow release fertiliser.