Black Cohosh Seed

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Black Cohosh Seed

Used primarily as a medicinal plant, black cohosh makes a nice ornamental for shady areas and shade gardens. The foliage and the flowers are distinctive.

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(Cimcifuga racemosa)

Bushy herbaceous perennial with showy racemes of small white flowers held above the foliage. Medicinal: The roots (rhizomes) of mature plants are harvested and tinctured in October. Traditionally used as an emmenagogue (for menopausal and menstrual disorders). Its other actions as an anti-inflammatory, expectorant, and alterative are sometimes overlooked.

Black cohosh seeds need to be stratified for 6 to 8 weeks to overcome dormancy. Complete cultural information is included with shipment.


Flowers:Showy long spikes of small white delicate flowers
Foliage:Terminal thrice-divided leaves with 3-lobed leatlets
Lifecycle:2    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:2 feet vegetative and 5 feet when in flower
Diameter:12 to 18
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:3 to 8
Soil:Rich, well-drained soil with organic matter
Propagation / Germination:Seeds best sown in late summer or early fall. May be sown at other times when stratified. Complete cultural instructions included with order.
Spacing:12 to 24
Sun:Prefers 1/2 to 3/4 shade or dappled shade
Water:Prefers moist soil but tolerates some dryness

Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.

Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.

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