Cimicifuga americana
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Cimicifuga americana

mountain bugbane
American bugbane

  family ranunculaceae 
  genus cimicifuga 

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Genus  Cimicifuga Species  americana Variety  Cultivar  Common names  mountain bugbane   American bugbane Family  RANUNCULACEAE Specimen number  S11245 Data source  HtZn p96
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  3' - 7' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Fertile Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-08b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Cimicifuga americana can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. It needs a bit of a cold spell with temperatures below 15� Fahrenheit to do its best. Mountain bugbane (also known as American bugbane) needs summer days with high heat. This plant does well in fertile soils. Full sun to partial shade is best for growing this species. It needs soil that is moist, well drained.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Division Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Cimicifuga americana can be achieved by division.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Cimicifuga americana is a perennial. Leaves: Mountain bugbane (locally known in some parts as American bugbane) has lacy leaflets. Flowers: This plant has fuzzy flowers on long wands. Blossoms appear in August and continue through October. The blossoms are usually a cream color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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