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Actaea simplex ‘Black Negligee’


(36 customer reviews)

A striking, lacy black perennial with delightful and elegant creamy white flower spikes, with a wonderful scent of vanilla and grapes.  Flowers from September to October.  Height 1.2m.  Spread 60cm.  Prefers moist, part shaded site.  Hardy.

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Actaea simplex ‘Black Negligee’

RHS Details

See Actaea simplex ‘Brunette’

See Actaea simplex ‘Chocoholic’


Additional information

Pot Size

Plant Botanical Type

Perennial (herbaceous)

Flower Colour

Cream, White

Leaf Colour


Varigated Leaf








Blooms/foliage interest in





mild winter to -5c


Borders and Containers


Full Sun, Partial Shade

Soil Type

Loam (normal)

Soil PH



Moist, Well Drained Soil


No, Only if eaten

Insect Attraction

Bees, Butterflies

36 reviews for Actaea simplex ‘Black Negligee’

  1. Ricky T. (verified owner)

    Happy with product, speedy delivery. Box left on its side.

  2. Maddy (verified owner)

    Received a lovely healthy plant. Will be buying from you again.

  3. Brian (verified owner)

  4. LAUREL SAYER (verified owner)

    Bought two of these and they arrived as nice sized plants, as described, well packaged, and arrived in good condition. I have other, similar, varieties, and these seem excellent value.

  5. Leonie H. (verified owner)

    Fast delivery. Very healthy plant

  6. Hugh L. (verified owner)

    Good sized specimen, delivered quickly and in good condition

  7. Ruth (verified owner)

    Very healthy plant with strong roots

  8. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Arrived as promised and in great condition

  9. Edit S. (verified owner)

    This was my second order and i am very satisfied! I recived very healthy and beautiful plants. And it was carefully packed. 🙂

  10. Carole A. (verified owner)

    Very quick service, perfectly packaged goods, plants in good health. Will definitely use this company again.

  11. Neil Summerfield (verified owner)

  12. Mark A. (verified owner)

    arrived in tip top condition -very healthy plants

  13. Catherine (verified owner)

    Lovely healthy plant. Can’t wait for it to flower.

  14. Leah wilkinson (verified owner)

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

  16. Richard P. (verified owner)

    A nice plant, we already have two of these from Proctors, they’ve taken a year to settle then flowered well this year

  17. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    in really good condition when it arrived and a good size

  18. Andy S. (verified owner)

    Healthy-looking plant arrived in good condition.

  19. Joanne Neil (verified owner)

  20. David G. (verified owner)

    Excellent as is the norm with this company.

  21. Catherine Hall (verified owner)

    Beautiful and healthy established plant. Can’t wait for it to flower 🙂 Securely packaged for delivery and great price too

  22. Muriel L. (verified owner)

  23. Lynn Brookes (verified owner)

  24. Janet E. (verified owner)

    Good size plant and has a few months to grow and flower. Not grow. Actress before so interested to see how it does.

  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

  26. Angela DOUGLAS (verified owner)

    Speedy delivery plants well packaged and in excellent condition. Would definitely recommend Proctors.

  27. Karen H. (verified owner)

  28. Anonymous (verified owner)

  29. Brian P. (verified owner)

  30. Chris Allison (verified owner)

  31. Eileen (verified owner)

    Healthy plant well packed exceeded expectations

  32. Sue Howlett (verified owner)

  33. Maureen Ramsay (verified owner)

    See above.

  34. Anonymous (verified owner)

  35. Elaine S. (verified owner)

    Lovely plant

  36. Allison Hall (verified owner)

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