Origin: US Native
Other Common Names: Papoose Root, Squaw Root
Bloom Time: Early Spring
Height: 18” to 24”
Spacing: 12' to 15'
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 4a-7b
Germination: Scarify. Sow seeds below moist soil surface at 70F for 1 month. Move to 30F for 1 month, then bring back to 50F.
Seeds Per Oz: 100
Spreading and bushy when mature, Blue Cohosh is a large, many-stemmed perennial, approximately 3 feet tall! Flowers are inconspicuous and are followed by conspicuous blue berries. The seeds of Blue Cohash have reportedly been used as a coffee substitute, but seeds, roots and berries may be poisonous. Parts of the plant have been, and may still be, used medicinally.
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Note: Many wildflowers can grow in areas outside of their natural range.
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