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Synonyms: Cimicifuga racemosa
This herbaceous perennial brings an architectural quality to the shade garden with upright flowering spires in late summer to early fall. The white flower spikes top a skirt of lacy green foliage at the base and they are scented. Plant in a shaded part of a mixed border, a woodland garden, or any site with light or open shade.
Plant Type: upright perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 6 in. (0.76 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8
Flower Color: white
Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade
Water Requirements: regular watering
Seasonal Interest: attractive flower spikes in late summer
Wildlife Associations: bees
- Culture Notes
- Plant this robust perennial in light to open shade with well-drained soil and regular watering during dry weather. It is tolerant of sandy soils and clay conditions. There are no notable pest or disease problems, and it is resistant to slugs. Cut to the ground in fall once the foliage has started to yellow.
- Geek Notes
- Native to the eastern United States and Canada.