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Black Bugbane

Actaea racemosa 'Black Cohosh'

Native perennial forms dark green foliage with white flowers on a candle-like spire for summer blooms.


Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to early summer

Mature Height:

24-36 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-8 Find your zone


Full Shade,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 50-60° F to promote root growth. Keep evenly moist and never let plant to completely dry out to avoid leaf scorch. Once they are actively growing, provide 35% shade and fertilize . Plants will generally finish in 7-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil with crown of plant at or just below the soil surface. Water well and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in the shaded woodland garden in humus-rich soil.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.