Black Cohosh

Cimicifuga racemosa


Standard seed packet, 30 seeds

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Black Cohosh

Cimicifuga racemosa

Synonyms: Actaea racemosa


  • Medicinal Herb
  • Grown for Roots


Perennial popular medicinal herb with a history of use for relieving symptoms of menopause and other women's health issues. Well known as a herbal alternative to hormone replacement therapy. Grown for Roots which are black in colour and can be consumed fresh or dried & ground. Plant foliage reaches a height of 25-60cm, leaves are dark green with a serrated margin. Tall white flowers are produced on long spikes (up to 1m tall) in late spring and have a medicinal aroma which is repellent to insects. Prefers a moist shaded to partially shaded location. Harvest root in Autumn after leaves start to die back. Also known as "Black Bugbane" or "Snakeroot".

 


How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 6mm
When: Autumn
Position: Part or full shade, moist well drained soil
Plant Spacing: 60cm
Hardiness: Hardy
Plant Height: 60cm
Days to Maturity/flowering: 450+ days
*Notes: Seeds should be sown direct in Autumn and will germinate in their second Spring.   Requires regular watering, do not like dry conditions.

(Product number: G5-05)
Seeds per gram: 365 seeds


SKU G5-05
Botanical name: Cimicifuga racemosa
Botanical synonyms: Actaea racemosa
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 30 seeds
Seeds per gram: 365

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