Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
4-6 ft. H X 2-4 ft. W
Blooms in early to mid summer with white to slightly pinkish, feathery looking spires
Bloom Time Notes:
Early to mid summer
Deep green and tripinnately divided
Flowers are very attractive to pollinators
Rocky woods, part shade conditions
Sun or Shade:
Best grown in full to partial shade in a humus-y well-drained soil that is consistently moist; leaves will scorch if soil is allowed to dry out.
Divided leaves provide interest, and tall flower spikes are showy, particularly against a dark background.
Other Common Names: Black Bugbane, Black Snakeroot, Fairy Candles
Other Scientific Names: Cimicifuga racemosa