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Black Cohosh

SKU: AM013969
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This tall native will form spectacular colonies in your woodland with soaring white candles of flowers. (Actaea racemosa)
key features
Botanical Name
Actaea racemosa
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
4-6 ft tall
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer


Also called American Bugbane, Fairy Candles, and sometimes Black Snakeroot, this wild perennial is more popular with gardeners all the time. Up to 8 ft tall, it's great in the woodland border garden, where it's towers of flowers 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.