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Cimicifuga Genus

Bugbane

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Light, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Description

Cimicifuga genus (Bugbane). This genus consists of about 15 species of perennials which are grown for their flowers. They have an unusual and slightly unpleasant smell.

Characteristics

Perennials, Fragrants

Other common names

Snakeroot, Cohosh, Rattletop

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers. Can be used in borders.

Cultivation

Needs staking. They are fully hardy and should be grown in light shade and moist soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds when fresh or by division in the spring.

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