Bugbane, Snakeroot, Cohash

Bugbane, Snakeroot, Cohash (Cimicifuga racemosa)
At a Glance
  • Exposure; Partial Sun/Shade
  • Mature Height: 3 to 8 Feet
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
  •  Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Foliage Color: Green, Purple
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Bloom Season: August through September
  • Size: Tall

Features of Bugbane, Snakeroot, Cohash


Tall stately plant with deeply cut foliage and large plumes of white flowers. Good for late season flowering. Long lived, slow growing perennial. Fragrant flowers. Reportedly deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts butterflies.


  • Needs a moist soil in a part to full shade site
  • Best grown in soils that are uniformly moist and shaded for best foliage quality.