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Black Cohosh

This tall native will form spectacular colonies in your woodland with soaring white candles of flowers. (Cimicifuga racemosa)

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 48-96" tall , 24-48" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Early to mid summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 1CIMG
Common Name Black Cohosh or American Bugbane
Botanical Name Actaea racemosa or Cimicifuga racemosa
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color White
Estimated Mature Height 48-96" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-48" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Also called American Bugbane and sometimes Black Snakeroot, this wild perennial is more popular with gardeners all the time. Its tall, so best in the background, where its towers of flowers (up to 8 ft.) will light up the woods.

Black Cohosh likes wet woods, thickets, and is native all the way from Eastern Canada into Georgia.

By the way, this is one native that has recently been reclassified. Most still call it Cimicifuga racemosa, but the official botanical name is now Actaea racemosa.

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1.5

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4.0

only one of three came up--but a beauty

By woodcutter

from suburban Philadelphia

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Comments about Black Cohosh:

Two out of three of these never came up. THe third came up the first year, but didn't show flower until second year--but what a treat! I'll have to call on AM's guarantee to get the other two replaced, because it's worth trying again and that one would look super if it was in a group.

 
1.0

Very disappointed

By Floral fool

from Partlow, VA

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        Comments about Black Cohosh:

        I waited patiently but the black cohosh failed to grow. Was a huge disappointment

        • Was this a gift?:
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        1.0

        Very disappointed!!!!

        By Floral Fool

        from Partlow, VA

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          • Never grew
          • Tried Twice

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            Comments about Black Cohosh:

            I was really counting on the black cohosh and am so disappointed. I planted exactly by "the book". Maybe it was a bad batch or something but I surely am not willing to take a chance again. My money is too tight!

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            1.0

            To warm and dry for this roots???

            By Kim

            from Plainfield IL

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            Comments about Black Cohosh:

            I was not successful with these roots. None of them had taken. However, in Illinois is has been extremely hot and dry so I have ordered another package of these to try again in the cooler temps.

             
            1.0

            Did not come up

            By Emily

            from RI

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            Comments about Black Cohosh:

            I got a pack of 3 of these, and none of them came up.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Planted this cohosh this spring.

            By Sucker for buying this plant

            from pike county pa

            Comments about Black Cohosh:

            Planted this cohosh with my other native plants this spring. The plant did nothing this summer.

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            Shipping

            Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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