Snakeroot, bugbane both seem like poor names for an interesting plant. Cimicifuga is also known as Actaea, depending on which resources you use. The foliage resembles Astilbe, but with a unique flower rising high above the plant. 'Hillside Black Beauty' has striking dark purple-black foliage with pale pink bottle brush flowers. Keep moist. Part sun, shade.
Bloom time September-October
Hardiness Zone 4
Please note: This picture shows what the plant may look like when more mature. At this time our plants may not look like this.