Cimicifuga racemosa, Bugbane

Cimicifuga racemosa, Bugbane

Handsome, loosely bushy plants, with sets of deeply-cut serrate edged, oblong oval leaflets. Creates a luscious show in the shady garden. Long, narrow bottle brush like racemes of fragrant white flowers appear in mid to late summer. Missouri native plant. Easy to grow in organically rich, moist soils. Grows 50” tall but under perfect conditions has know to grow 8′ tall. Also know as Actea, Snakeroot, Fairy Candles and Black Cohosh.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Cimicifuga racemosa

Common Name

Bugbane

Bloom Color

White

Bloom Time

Midsummer, Late Summer

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade

Height

50″

Width

24-48″

Uses

Beds, Fragrant, Missouri Native Plant, Naturalize, Woodland Gardens

Resistance

Rabbit

Soil

Average, Moist, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Zone

3-8

Plant Type

Perennial