- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 3 - 8
- Height: 60 inches
- Bloom Season: Mid summer to fall
- Bloom Color: White
- Environment: Partial to full shade
- Soil Type: Moist to wet soils
- Temperature: Sow at 71F for 6 wks or more. Move to 24 - 39F for 6-8 wks. Then raise the temperature to 50F.
- Average Germ Time: 12 - 18 weeks
- Light Required: No
- Depth: Sow seeds on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays. Cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite.
- Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 24 - 36 inches
Cimicifuga (Cimicifuga Ramosa Atropurpurea) - If you enjoy tall, stately, dark perennials with fragrant flower spikes, consider starting Cimicifuga seeds and growing this remarkably beautiful plant. With intensely colored foliage of reddish purple and ivory white flowers, this is one perennial that creates a breathtaking display. Commonly called Bugbane, this dark foliage plant thrives in partial shade and moist, organically enriched soil. Bugbane plants are slow to establish and can take several years to reach their full height of 6 feet. Cimicifuga Bugbane needs consistently moist soil. Cimicifua seeds do best with a cold, moist stratification.