Black Cohosh Plant

Bloom Season
Full Shade,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Planting Zones
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5-7 Days
Planting Zones 4-9
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Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa)


Black Cohosh: Actaea racemosa, or black cohosh, is a native perennial species growing throughout shady locations throughout most of North America. It's not surprising to find this species thriving untended, in unexpected places around the United States--on ditch banks, in the filtered sunshine in wooded areas, or at the edges of a forest.


The black cohosh is a partial-shade lover. It is also good-natured and requires only minimum care. You'll water it during extended times without rainfall and occasionally add hardwood mulch to the soil. Once you provide those growing conditions, you will do little else to encourage healthy growth.


Black Cohosh Is a Picturesque Plant


Black cohosh is rustic and charming, impressively sized, with a maximum height of three to six feet. The single stem branches into lovely dark green leaves. Each leaf is compound, comprised of three toothy-edged leaflets, and grows to a substantial size. The effect is stunning, large, dense foliage.


The stems are sturdy and erect, supporting the showy, abundant creamy-white flowers. The flowers grow in enormous clusters, and the pattern creates a fluffy, cotton-candy appearance. They display this show of color during the middle of summer in most growing zones.


How to Use Black Cohosh in Your Landscape


Black cohosh is rustic and charming. Here are four ideas of how to put this lovely plant to use:


  •      Near a shady water garden, creek, or stream: Black cohosh likes moist soil as long as it drains well.
  •      Native gardening: Experienced gardeners know that planting native species creates a more resilient, less-demanding experience--black cohosh is no exception.
  •      Border planting: This plant can reach six feet, so it makes an impressive addition to the back row of a border.
  •      Pollinator garden: Besides birds, black cohosh will also invite butterflies, bumblebees, small mammals, and moths--all of which will promote healthy pollination. Not only will they enjoy the pollen, but they'll also enjoy taking cover in the lovely foliage.


Order Your Black Cohosh From TN Nursery Today


TN Nursery customers who want an impressive, tall native flower should consider black cohosh--order it today.

Reviews (9)

  • 5
    Black Cohosh

    Posted by Sheila on Sep 06, 2022

    Bare roots look healthy and good. Will be planting in the next day or so.

  • 5
    Black Cohosh order

    Posted by Monte Broughton on Mar 28, 2022

    Got them in fine shape and planted the same day. All said and done in less than a week and got more than required to fill the order Thanks for being there

  • 5

    Posted by Terry Hall on Jan 12, 2022

    Well packing, received in good condition.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 07, 2021

    Arrived bare root, and quickly began to leaf out as soon as potted. Should be ready for Fall in ground planting.

  • 5
    Black Cohosh

    Posted by Katie on May 19, 2021

    Received my bare root plant a few days ago, planted it, and it has already popped right up from the ground! Looking good!

  • 5
    Black cohosh

    Posted by jasper lawson on Jan 05, 2021

    Arrived in great condition. Planted them. Ground was not frozen. Will see what happens in April

  • 5
    cohosh plants

    Posted by Rebecca Howard on Aug 26, 2019

    Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.

  • 5

    Posted by Albert Swandle on Aug 15, 2019

    These are so remarkable. Got a lot of compliments on them.

  • 5

    Posted by Sandy Terrel on Aug 15, 2019

    Very easy to grow and care for.

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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