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Will Cimicifuga Racemosa tolerate a shady most moist area?


By Rhodea

Canada Ca

I just bought this plant.
I plan to plant it in a shady but bright area on the NorthEast side of the house.It gets a lot of wind in Winter.The other option is to plant it in a partially shady area besede my Meadowseet plant.I'm creating this area as a woodland area.



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Actaea racemosa grows in dependably moist, fairly heavy soil. It bears tall tapering racemes of white midsummer flowers on wiry black-purple stems, whose mildly unpleasant, medicinal smell at close range gives it the common name "Bugbane." The drying seed heads stay handsome in the garden for many weeks. Its deeply cut leaves, burgundy colored in the variety atropurpurea, add interest to American gardens, wherever summer heat and drought do not make it die back, which make it a popular garden perennial.

Here's some info I found, I wouldn't think winter winds would be a problem as the plant dies back in autumn

17 Jul, 2009


Cimicifuga racemosa is a woodland plant - likes humus rich soil with overhead partial shade. Needs plenty of space, so put at the back or middle of the border - this one gets 5-7 feet in flower and its flowers are slightly fragrant.Does not like to dry out. Sounds like you've got the perfect situation;-)

17 Jul, 2009


Thank you all for you're support in my internet challenging moment. lol.
Now I have to try and edit my profile picture...maybe resize it.

18 Jul, 2009


I thought your missing head was deliberate!

18 Jul, 2009

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