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Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Blue Cohosh is a great choice for hedges
Proliferating primarily in the Eastern US, where there is plenty of rain if you need plenty of ground cover in your back yard, and you are tired of wrestling with flowers that require much maintenance, Blue Cohosh plants may be just the ticket you are looking for.
Known for their bushy, tulip-shaped foilage and bright, blue-berry appearing berries, for those in zones 3 through 8, these are an obvious choice for those seeing an attractive hedge or even hedges throughout your garden.
Rising between 1 foot to 3 feet tall and spreading up to a foot wide, Blue Cohosh is a straightforward plant to form colonies. If you plant them near one another, they will self pollinate one another.
Blue Cohosh does best in clay or loam soils that are moist but well-drained.
Blue Cohosh is deer resistant
The berries will bloom in April and May as green flowers, followed shortly after several berries. Although the roots of Blue Cohosh can be used for medicinal purposes, Web MD advises that Blue Cohosh concoctions are not generally safe.
But pretty they are, and if you are in an area where there is a lot of deer, they have the advantage of being deer resistant and making great hedges.
Plant Blue Cohosh in areas that are partially shaded as they do not do well in steady sunshine.
Blue Cohosh needs only an average amount of water and works well with Acid or Neutral soils.
Blue Cohosh needs very little maintenance, and it only takes the plants about 1 season to reach maturity, so for landscaping purposes. They are perfect.
Although difficult to establish in seed form, hence the logical step of buying them in root form in the fall, if you cover the soil with an overcoat of leaves in the spring, these beauties will soon sprout and do well in your garden.