Actaea racemosa, commonly called black cohosh, is an upright, Missouri native perennial which occurs in rocky woods in the Ozark region of the State. It typically grows to a total height (foliage plus flowering spikes) of 4-6 inch, but under optimum conditions can reach 8 inch.
Small, numerous, creamy white, fragrant flowers appear in late summer to early fall in long, terminal racemes resembling fluffy spires (typically 1-2 inch long) rising well above the foliage on wiry stems.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||black cohosh|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||4.00 to 6.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||green|
|Bloom Time ||June to July|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow|
Planting and careIn order to plant black cohosh in the home garden, either purchase seeds from a reputable nursery or collect your own.To collect seeds, do so in the fall when the seeds are mature and have dried out in their capsules they will have started to split open and when shaken make a rattling sound.Sow these seeds immediately.
Easily grown in average, medium moisture soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers humusy, organically rich, moisture-retentive soils.
|Sunlight ||Part shade to full shade|
|Soil ||medium moisture soils|
|Temperature ||70 degrees F|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer |
Blackcohosh special feature
Adds architectural height and late summer bloom to a shaded part of the border or shade garden.
- Black Cohosh has been used by Native Americans for more than two hundred years, after they discovered the root of the plant helped relieve menstrual cramps and symptoms of menopause
- Black Cohosh as an a herb for herbal remedies and health benefits, plus culinary uses
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Blackcohosh ?
Blackcohosh is commonly known as black cohosh
How tall do Blackcohosh grow?
On average Blackcohosh grows 4.00 to 6.00 feet
What color are Blackcohosh ?
A Blackcohosh plant bears flowers of color green
When Blackcohosh blooms?
With enough light, Blackcohosh may produce green flowers in June to July
How hard is Blackcohosh to grow?
A Blackcohosh is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Blackcohosh need?
A Blackcohosh prefers Part shade to full shade
How much water does a Blackcohosh need?
A Blackcohosh prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Blackcohosh need?
A Blackcohosh prefers medium moisture soils
What temperature does a Blackcohosh like?
A Blackcohosh prefers 70 degrees F
How often should I fertilize my Blackcohosh ?
To encourage Blackcohosh growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Sunday, 03 November 2019
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