Blue cohosh is a plant. “Cohosh” is from the Algonquin Indian word meaning "rough," and it refers to the appearance of the roots. The root is used to make medicine.


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About Blue Cohosh

Caulophyllum thalictroides, blue cohosh a species of Caulophyllum, also called squaw root or papoose root, is a flowering plant in the Berberidaceae family.It is a medium-tall perennial with blue berry-like fruits and bluish-green foliage.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Blue cohosh , squaw root , papoose root , blue ginseng , yellow ginseng
Maximum Reachable Height 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Flower Colour green
Bloom Time April
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Needs consistently moist soils that do not dry out.
  • Plants may be grown from seed, but usually will not flower until the third or fourth year.
  • Can spread very slowly by rhizomes over time to form colonies.

    Blue Cohosh care

    Blue Cohosh and other Caulophyllum plants should be grown outdoors. Plant the roots at a depth of 2.5cm into a moist, wood soil of pH 4.5 to 7
    They should be spaced at about 30 to 40cm apart and grown in shady areas.

    Sunlight Part shade to full shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil neutral to slightly acidic soils.
    Temperature 20ºC
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Blue Cohosh special feature

    No serious insect or disease problems.

    Blue Cohosh uses

    Medicinal Use:

    • The root is used to make medicine
    • Blue cohosh is used for stimulating the uterus and starting labor; starting menstruation; stopping muscle spasms; as a laxative; and for treating colic, sore throat, cramps, hiccups, epilepsy, hysterics, inflammation of the uterus, and joint conditions

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Blue Cohosh ?

    Blue Cohosh is commonly known as Blue cohosh , squaw root , papoose root , blue ginseng , yellow ginseng

    How tall do Blue Cohosh grow?

    On average Blue Cohosh grows 1.00 to 2.00 feet

    What color are Blue Cohosh ?

    A Blue Cohosh plant bears flowers of color green

    When Blue Cohosh blooms?

    With enough light, Blue Cohosh may produce green flowers in April

    How hard is Blue Cohosh to grow?

    A Blue Cohosh is easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Blue Cohosh need?

    A Blue Cohosh prefers Part shade to full shade

    How much water does a Blue Cohosh need?

    A Blue Cohosh prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Blue Cohosh need?

    A Blue Cohosh prefers neutral to slightly acidic soils.

    What temperature does a Blue Cohosh like?

    A Blue Cohosh prefers 20ºC

    How often should I fertilize my Blue Cohosh ?

    To encourage Blue Cohosh growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


    Monday, 09 December 2019

    Very nice plant ...n very neatly packed

    ashutosh joshi

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