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Actaea racemosa/Bugbane, Black Cohosh

Actaea racemosa / Actaea racemosa
White flowers produced late summer to early fall
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White flowers produced late summer to early fall

Flower stalk may be up to 24 inches in length

Heigth of plant and flower stalk may be up tot 8 feet

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Scientific Name: Actaea racemosa
Common Name: Bugbane, Black Cohosh
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Formerly Cimicifuga racemosa that produces many small, fragrant, white flowers in late summer and early fall. Has deep green, deeply cut foliage that will scoarch when there is moisture stress. This species is slow to become establish when planted.