RED BUGBANE, BLACK COHOSH, SNAKEROOT Cimicifuga atropurpureum
This large unique perennial has fern-like dark foliage year-round, and spikes of white flowers in summer! Excellent accent plant, to provide contrasting foliage, and a great focal point plant! This plant does best planted in part . It is very easy to care for, and is disease resistant! These seeds are from a large clump that has been growing in our gardens (zone 4) for many years.
Location: Part or full
Hardiness zones: 4-9
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds can benefit from a period of moist cold to help them break dormancy. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.