Posted: 06/12/2015 at 12:42
There are differences though. I have Black Negligee and this is definitely the blackest foliage
I have Compton and Brunette and Pink spike too
lovely foliage plants Flowerlover....as Fairy said, not great differences.......but the essential thing to recognise is their need for good, rich soil. Dappled shade too if possible.....I provide this by planting taller things, e.g. A miscanthus variegatus (tall white grass) , on the sunniest side.
This year, after some 3 or 4 years, my acteas have never been better. Tall, white scented flowers in mid to late summer were delightful. Dead head and they will flower for ages. Must admit acteas are one of my fsvourite plants