Black Cohosh

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$4.89
Color
White,
Categories
Perennials
Bloom Season
Spring,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Full Shade,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
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Reviews (5)

  • 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
    Cohosh

    Posted by Albert Swandle on Aug 15 , 2019

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

  • 5
    Cohosh

    Posted by Sandy Terrel on Aug 15 , 2019

    Very easy to grow and care for.

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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.

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Ships Year Round

Description

Black Cohosh is a Flowering Woodland Perennial

Black Cohosh — Actaea racemosa — is a woodland plant featuring tall white spires that bloom in midsummer when other forest understory plants have stopped flowering. Black Cohosh flourish in lightly shaded woodland environments with rich soils. Native to deciduous forests in the eastern part of the United States, Black Cohosh is used by home gardeners to add height to the backs of casual perennial borders and in naturalized woodland gardens. Some homeowners also choose to include them in native plant displays and in-home herb patches. Their fuzzy, bottlebrush flowers are a welcome sight in midsummer when spring-bloomers are finished for the year and autumn's floral and foliage displays have yet to begin. As a native plant, Black Cohosh is a low-maintenance option that reliably returns year after year. Mature plants may reach up to eight feet tall.

Black Cohosh Thrives in Light Shade and Soils High in Organic Matter

Black Cohosh can be massed together for dramatic effect or interspersed among other understory plants to create an ethereal, fairylike ambiance. The tiny, starlike flowers that make up their trademark spires only come in white, adding to the mystical appearance. Flowering begins at the bottom of the two-foot tall racemes and works its way to the top. Although this plant does best in slightly shaded areas, it may become stunted and fail to bloom if planted in deep shade — open woodlands are best. Black Cohosh also makes an excellent transitional plant for the outer edges of yards that are backed by woodlands. Although Black Cohosh does well in moist, well-drained conditions, it also tolerates mild drought conditions. With a spread of between two and four feet, it's important to provide Black Cohosh with plenty of room to grow. Its horizontal rhizomes can also be dug up in autumn after the bloom season is over and divided to create more plants. This propagation technique results in more uniform plants for those who want to use them in perennial borders, but those who desire to create a natural effect in a woodland garden can achieve that by scattering seeds. This plant provides habitat for several native varieties of butterflies, including Appalachian Azure butterflies.

Besides division, gardeners can also propagate Black Cohosh from seed. Seeds can be started in a cold frame in late winter or early spring to give them a good head start on their first season. Seeds can also be broadcast in autumn, where they are to grow and will begin to sprout the following spring. Like most perennials, Black Cohosh won't bloom until its second year, but its dark green, deeply lobed foliage provides an attractive accent in its own right. Black Cohosh also bears attractive fruit and seedpods that provide winter interest in the garden and will self-propagate if some seed is left on the stalk.

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