Actaea racemosa / Black Cohosh


A tall forest herb with spikes of white blooms held high above plateaus of cut foliage. Illuminates the shaded woods in mid-summer. Long-lived, colonial.

Host plant for the Appalachian Azure butterfly.

Height: 2′ – 6′        Blooms: July

Siting: Moist, well-drained soil, part sun to shade

Deer Resistance: Moderate

Provenance: NJ

*MAIL ORDER NOTE – To protect delicate foliage, this plant may ship bagged, not in a pot.*


Range Maps and Additional Information:BONAP 2022 Actaea racemosa Native Range Map

Larval Host Plant (butterflies): Appalachian Azure butterfly

Additional information


Three inch pot, Quart