Black Snakeroot

Cimicifuga racemosa

Also called Bugbane/Black Cohosh

  • AKA Actaea racemosa
  • Fragrant, white, bottlebrush-like flowers
  • Clump forming perennial with green, sharp-toothed leaves
  • Excellent in mass, also used as a specimen
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer
  • Flower Height: 175 cm
  • Foliage Height: 100 cm
  • Flower Size: 60 cm

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
White

HEIGHT:
100-175 cm

SPREAD:
60-90 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grows best in a moist, rich, humus soil in a woodland setting. Consistent moisture is required to prevent leaf scorching. They may take several years to reach mature size and once established do not like to be disturbed.

Additional Notes about Black Snakeroot:


Native to Ontario

The odour emitted by the foliage and flower has insect repellant properties.

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