cimicifuga racemosa (black snakeroot) native

Size: 1 gallon

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  • AKA actaea racemosa
  • fragrant, white, bottlebrush-like flowers
  • clump forming perennial with green, sharp-toothed leaves
  • excellent in mass, also used as a specimen
  • bloom time: midsummer
  • flower height: 175cm
  • foliage height: 100cm
  • the odour emitted by the foliage and flower has insect repellant properties
  • zone 3
  • height 100-175cm
  • spread 60-90cm
  • colour white
  • grows best in a moist, rich, humus soil in a woodland setting
  • consistent moisture is required to prevent leaf scorching
  • they may take several years to reach mature size and once established do not like to be disturbed
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • rabbit resistant
  • deer resistant
  • fragrant 
  • native to ontario
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)