In the shade garden the Cimicifuga Racemosa ‘Black Negligee’ managed to sneak in a few blooms. Cimicifuga blooms smell like grape musk and their quilted yet sharply-cut leaves are the deepest of deep purples in the slanted light. They enfold you with their mysterious beauty. So lovely.
Purple is appropriate at any time of year, of course. But if you don’t have purple in your fall garden, you’re really missing out.