Cimicifuga (Actaea) 'Chocoholic' Black Snakeroot has lacy purple foliage and mauve-pink, bottle-brush blooms that age to white. The lightly fragrant blooms of Cimicifuga 'Chocoholic' are held well above the foliage. Cimicifuga 'Chocoholic' is a cultivar of native Cimicifuga (Actaea) racemosa, Black Snakeroot or Bugbane, which grows over much of the eastern half of N. America. Cimicifuga 'Chocoholic' prefers shade and organic-rich, moist soil conditions. Do not allow it to dry out or leaf edges will brown. All plant parts of Bugbane are poisonous!