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:
|Germination:||100-115 days @ 4-21°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Hardy Perennial|
|Position:||Part or full shade, moist well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||450+ days|
(Product number: G5-05)
Seeds per gram: 365 seeds
|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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