Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa)
Black cohosh is a perennial herb native to North America and traditionally used for medicinal purposes. It is also known by its scientific name, Actaea racemosa, and other common names such as snakeroot, black bugbane, and rattle root.
Black Cohosh: Actaea racemosa, or black cohosh, is a native perennial species growing throughout shady locations throughout most of North America. It's unsurprising 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 perennial 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, comprises three toothy-edged leaflets, and grows substantially. The effect is stunning, large, dense foliage.
The sturdy and erect stems support 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, making it 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.
My Black Cohosh arrived quickly . It was packaged well with 2 nice tubers. They have sprouted and are growing beautifully. 💚
Bare roots look healthy and good. Will be planting in the next day or so.
Thank you so much for your feedback, Sheila! It makes our day hearing about how much our customers love plants.
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
Well packing, received in good condition.
We’re really grateful and appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us, Terry. We hope to see you shopping with us again!
Arrived bare root, and quickly began to leaf out as soon as potted. Should be ready for Fall in ground planting.