Black Cohosh

Cimicifuga racemosa Open Pollinated

  • Medicinal Herb
  • Grown for Roots

Standard seed packet, 30 seeds

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'Black Cohosh' seeds

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".


Seeds per gram: 365
Product code: G5-05

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 6mm
Season Autumn
Germination 100-115 days @ 4-21°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing 60cm
Plant Height 60cm
Position Part or full shade, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 450+ days


Seeds should be sown direct in Autumn and will germinate in their second Spring. Requires regular watering, do not like dry conditions.


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