Seeds per packet : 60
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
A beautiful woodland plant with deep green foliage and tall wands of fragrant white flowers late summer and autumn. Good to add vertical interest and a shimmer of white in shady areas. Loved by pollinators.
Common name : Black Cohosh, Black Snakeroot, Bugbane, Fairy Candle. Syn. Cimicifuga racemosa
Family : Ranunculaceae
Type : Perennial
Position : Part Shade - Full Shade
Soil requirements : Average/Moist
Height : 150cm
Spread : 60cm
Sowing method : Transplant
When to sow : Outside in autumn. Inside anytime.
Depth : Surface sow
Germination : 1-12 Months
Ideal germination temperature : WARM/COLD/WARM. Indoors, surface sow onto moist, well-drained seed compost, do not cover seed but press gently into the soil. Ideal temp. 22°C for 6 weeks then cold stratify. Move to 4°C for 6-8 weeks then return to warmth, 10°C, for germination. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed.
Plant spacing : 60cm
Flowers : Summer to autumn