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Cimicifuga racemosa

Also called Bugbane/Black Cohosh


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Cimicifuga racemosa - Black Snakeroot

More About Cimicifuga racemosa

  • 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

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

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

Zone:

3

Height:

100-175 cm

Spread:

60-90 cm

Colour:

White
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Black Snakeroot 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.


Cimicifuga racemosa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge

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