Actaea racemosa

Black Cohosh

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Pot Size: 3.5" pot

Plant Description

Black Cohosh is a tall beauty of cool, rich woods throughout all of eastern North America. In mid summer, regal spires of white flowers arch above clumps of coarsely toothes leaves that resemble giant ferns. The effect is stately and cooling because, by definition, Black Cohosh only grows in nice cool places with good rich soil. Pair it up with a broad leaved shrub like Spreading Hydrangea and some shorter ferns, and you're all set to relax in the shade.



Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Mostly shady, Full shade

Soil Condition

Organic, Average





Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist


3.5 pot


36in or taller

Flower Color








Bloom Time

Mid summer, Early summer Late summer



Hardiness Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8