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Common Perennials - Gardening with Perennials - University of Illinois Extension

Common Perennials

Bugbane, Snakeroot, Cohash
Cimicifuga racemosa

Cimcifuga Black Cohash
Cimcifuga Black Cohash

Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
3 - 8 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
Purple
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
August - September
 
Size
Tall
 

Features

Tall stately plant with deeply cut foliage and large plumes of white flowers. Good for late season flowering.

Culture

Needs a moist soil in a part to full shade site

Cultivars

'Atropurpurea' 6-7 feet tall dark green foliage with purple stems and white flowers

'Brunette' 3-4 feet tall dark purple foliage with white flowers

'Hillside Black Beauty' 4-7 feet tall purple black foliage white flowers

Notes

Best grown in soils that are uniformly moist and shaded for best foliage quality. Long lived, slow growing perennial. Fragrant flowers. Reportedly deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts butterflies.