Cimicifuga racemosa
    Code: GFH-A3
    Price: $2.95
    Quantity in Basket: none

    Now correctly named Actaea racemosa Black Cohosh Ranunculaceae:

    Summer (mid July and August) blooming plants. Attractive clumps with tall flowering stems reaching 4 to 7 feet tall. Plants will not bloom until the third year after germination but well worth the time invested in them. They form long lived clumps that can be divided every few years. A worthwhile species for an open shade garden. For a shade margin they give some height and thus are ideal along the edge of a woodland or wooded trail and driveway. They have attractive foliage, and mix well with other large woodland species. Best in moist, well draining soils in open shade to part sun.

    Native to central eastern North American.

    Best to soak the seeds in warm water for 8 hours, sow and lightly cover the seeds with moist soil medium. Start seeds off with 16 weeks at 68-75F, move to 25-35F indefinitely, germination is spread out over two years. Best if moved outside during winter for the cold period. This species like many woodland species is often best sown in a prepared bed out side in the fall. A humus rich soil mixed with 25 percent sand or perlite, in an area that has morning sun but shade in the afternoon.

    100 seeds

    Cimicifuga ramosa 'Atropurpurea'
      Code: CY05-A9
      SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
      Price: $2.50
      Quantity in Basket: none

      Plants grow 4 to 6 feet tall. Nice tall plants for the shade garden, best in cool, moisture retentive soils that are well draining. Very nice foliage clumps in the summer - blooming late summer with tall spikes of scented white colored flowers.

      Start off with 16 weeks at 68-75F, move to between 32 and 40F indefinitely, germination is spread out over two years. Or use Sow at 60 to 76F for 6 weeks then move to between 24 to 39F for 8 weeks. After move to 45-55F. If no germination in 6 weeks, repeat the cycle from the beginning.

      100+ seeds