(Black Cohosh) Native to the North-eastern USA, Actaea racemosa is a handsome clump forming perennial with deeply cut green leaves and tall spikes of lightly fragrant white flowers in late summer and autumn.
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Native to the North-eastern USA, Actaea racemosa is a handsome clump forming perennial with deeply cut green leaves and tall spikes of lightly fragrant white flowers in late summer and autumn. These flowers are very popular with bees & butterflies and are followed by interesting seed pods (do not eat any berries which appear as they are poisonous!).
Usually looks best if planted in a woodland setting with light dappled or partial shade and some shelter from strong winds.
- Position: Light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Moist but free draining soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: August - September.
- Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
- Habit: Tall, clump forming perennial.
- Height: 1.5 - 1.8 m (5 - 6 ft)
- Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
- Notes: Please be aware that the berries are poisonous and should not be eaten!
- How Much Sun
- Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Herbaceous - Large (Tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Good for Wildlife (Insects including bees & butterflies), Flowering Season - Autumn (September - November)
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