Blue Cohosh - Caulophyllum Thalictroides
Blue Cohosh has a hardy planting zone of 4-7 and height of 18-36 inches.
It requires moist soil and has a medium growth time. Blue Cohosh is resistant to deer, pests, and features a rhizome. Used to create padding around more distinct flowers. Blue Cohosh is inconspicuous, with a long stem that blooms yellow-green flowers and round, blueberries at the top.
Blue Cohosh mounds and spreads are demanding high space as a beautiful wildflower. Hardy in Plant Zones three to eight, when mature Blue Cohosh can grow from 1-3 feet tall, but it spreads 12-14 inches so allow it plenty of room in your landscape. This magnificent green plant is known by purplish leaflets that forward at the beginning of the spring season. Later minute flower emerges, yellow-green to purplish brown. These clusters of flowers on their strong but thin branches are ensured by prominent, bright blueberries.
Germinating Blue Cohosh from seed is somewhat tricky, propagation seems to be the choice for growers.
Blue Cohosh is a member of the Barberry family and is used as ornamental plants in landscapes, though it is becoming increasingly harder to find. It requires soil that is rich, moist and well-drained at a pH of 5.6-7.5. They are most happy shaded by other trees, though their elegance will draw attention.
The reproductive structure of the plant starts with a pistil centrally located and surrounded by six stamens which mature at various intervals during the life of this early spring flower for self-pollination. The ovary is in the length of the pistil which is creating seeds inside it; the seeds are in this way uncovered, an abnormal condition among flowering plants. The leafage has an appearance close to that of meadow rues (Thalictrum), hence the variety name.
Year after year Blue Cohosh will emerge, especially in Eastern North America being a native. The herb is deemed beneficial in the treatment of childbirth and menstrual issues.
Blue Cohosh Ships As – Bareroot Plant