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Cimicifuga simplex Hillside Black Beauty aka Autumn Snakeroot (zones 4-9) elegantly cut foliage and 5ft tall, fragrant white flower spikes in late summer. But it has foliage that is the darkest available, an almost black purple, that, unlike others, doesnt fade as the season progresses. A statuesque plant with best leaf color in light shade. Try it with Hostas and Hackonechloa.