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Actaea racemosa

black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)

A. racemosa blooms during the later part of the summer, when few other blooms are present. Large, white floral spikes reach for the sky, supported by a base of large, divided leaves. Much loved by pollinators, this species can seed itself around nicely.

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Height: 36-60 in
Spread: 24-36 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Dry
Wet
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Urban Environment
Drought Tolerant
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


black cohosh Actaea racemosa from New England Wild Flower Society
Photo by Albert Bussewitz (c) Native Plant Trust