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Actaea racemosa (Black Cohosh) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa)Herb in 1 Litre Pot

Black Cohosh, black snakeroot or Actea racemosa is a lovely perennial herb, which shows beautiful dark copper leaves, and is a fabulous architectural plant as it produces tall spires of creamy white scented flowers in late summer. Growing to 2 metres, it enjoys a moist humus rich position. Will tolerate dappled shade. This is a great  plant for a shady spot at the back of the border where the striking white flower spikes will tower over most of the other plants.

Herb Usage

Black Cohosh is well known as a preparation for treatment of symptoms of the menopause, the root is used in the production of this supplement for women.

Buy Black Cohosh Online

Our potted Black Cohosh herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

Actaea racemosa (Black Cohosh) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Moisture retentive soil
Flower Colour White
Height 150cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Actaea racemosa
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very hardy
Culinary None
Scented Flowers
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal Medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Autumn
Special Features Architectural
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    Heady scent and eye-catching foliage

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Aug 2014

    Plants arrived ready to make an instant statement in the border. Thanks to careful packing all the dark feathery fronds were intact. Good size meant they form an instant contrasting backdrop to artemisia and soft pink delphiniums. Planting with mallow Mauritania makes a stunning combination.