Black cohosh Brunet
Black cohosh Brunet: variety description
Black cohosh Brunet: photo
Black cohosh Brunet belongs to the buttercup family. As you understand, this amazing plant scares away bedbugs, which is why it has such an unusual and original name. Moreover, it has been called so for hundreds of years. However, since those distant times, many varieties of this culture have already been bred, and people began to plant these plants in their plots, ennobling them.
Externally, black cohosh Brunet branched is very beautiful, its inflorescences resemble silver candles, which is why landscape designers have long chosen this culture. This bush can be used to decorate any garden area. Black cohosh looks great both as a single plant and in group flower arrangements. Today we will introduce you to the Brunet variety. On the bush of this black cohosh, tall and straight stems are formed, and from above they are covered with large and small flowers, the leaves are very delicate, decorative, the shoots grow almost 2 m in height.The stems themselves are dark, slightly purple, brown, which is why this black cohosh was called Brunet ... Inflorescences are formed at the tops. And the leaves are located in the ground part of the bush.
It should be said that the stems have a complex structure, but the flowers are collected in simple radiant inflorescences that cover the shoots of the shrub at the very top. The inflorescences reach a height of 30 cm, they are white, the receptacle is purple. The root system of black cohosh is well developed, it consists of the main rhizome, as well as additional roots.
Landscape designers believe that this plant is very stylish, since the buds of the black cohosh are small, this long-liver blooms at the end of summer, when all other plants usually wither. Therefore, the decorative properties of black cohosh help out many gardeners. But the flowers themselves, as we noted earlier, are small in Brunet. No more than 1 cm in diameter.
Black cohosh blooms gradually, the flowers open in stages, the first inflorescences are formed at the bottom. These silver candles delight their owners for almost 2 months. However, even after the black cohosh Brunet fades, it becomes no less attractive. The bunches of pistils with a purple sheen blend in perfectly with the surrounding garden design.
With the help of black cohosh, green hedges are often made out in dachas, which occupy a large area in personal plots. Sometimes this plant is planted and solo, it perfectly collects many compositions. Black cohosh goes well with different flower crops, it is best to use contrasting colors for this, as well as plants with leaves of a different shape. Very often black cohosh Brunet is added to various bouquets, it has very high inflorescences, so it looks great in different compositions.
However, it is not recommended to plant black cohosh near trees, since the shrubs may lack nutrients and moisture, which means that competition will not lead to anything good. As a result, trees will certainly dominate.
An interesting fact, many varieties of black cohosh are used as a medicinal plant. It is widely used in folk medicine. But the Indians even treated them with the most serious illnesses. If you collect the inflorescences of black cohosh and dry them, then the prepared broth will have an analgesic, antipyretic and tonic effect. Sometimes these flowers are even used to treat various urological diseases, as well as in a number of other cases.
So your garden will be not only beautiful, but also useful.If necessary, you can study the necessary literature and prepare a healing infusion for yourself and your loved ones. But be careful, black cohosh is a poisonous plant!
Black cohosh Brunet: landing
Black cohosh Brunet: photo
Black cohosh Brunet is planted in several ways. Most often, for this they use the division of the bush, cuttings, and also simply plant the bush with ordinary seeds. Moreover, each of these methods will not give you unnecessary trouble, everything is easy and simple.
Before planting seeds, you will need to stratify them. And it is recommended to do this six months before the planned date of planting plants in open ground. To do this, you will need to collect black cohosh seeds in the fall, spread them in your room and dry them for 3 months, and it is better in a warm room. Then it is recommended to store the seeds in a cool place for 3 months, for example, in the basement or in the refrigerator. The air temperature should be low. After six months, the seeds can be planted in pots and boxes. However, be prepared for the fact that these shrubs will bloom only 3 years after planting. Therefore, you will have to wait a long time for the results, but the seed germination is not bad, so you can try to propagate the plant in this way.
The easiest way is to simply divide the black cohosh bush. However, adult, mature plants should be used for this. The shrub will need to be carefully dug, keeping an earthen lump, divide the bush into parts, cutting off a part of the plant with a sharp knife or pruning shears, after which the black cohosh can be planted in pre-prepared holes. On each new bush, young shoots should remain, as well as part of the root system. It is advisable to return the mother bush to the place from where you dug it out, and plant the rest of the parts. Sometimes gardeners dig up shoots without touching the bush itself, making a small tunnel to the rhizome. However, all this requires special skill and care.
Most often, black cohosh is propagated by cuttings. The cuttings will need to be prepared in May, they are cut off with a sterile garden tool, and the wounds are treated with garden pitch or crushed coal. The cuttings are treated with a growth stimulant, and then planted in the ground. In order for the scions to winter better, you will need to cover them, for example, with a glass jar. Thus, due to the greenhouse effect, the cuttings will develop faster. Perhaps the easiest option is to buy Black Cohosh Brunet in a specialty store or garden center. However, before you buy Black Cohosh Brunet, you will need to carefully examine the root system of the plant; there should be no rotten and diseased parts on the planting material. And in order for the seedling to grow and develop more intensively, it needs to create good conditions, you can also pre-soak it in a growth stimulator.
As you understand, there are a lot of breeding methods for the Black Cohosh Branched Brunet, and each of them has its own characteristics. Saplings are recommended to be planted in spring, usually in April, in May. It was at this time that stable warm weather sets in on the street, and the cold finally recedes. Sometimes gardeners plant black cohosh Brunet in open ground in the fall, but it is the spring planting that guarantees the best adaptability of plants to new conditions. Black cohosh bushes should also be divided in April and May. It is best to plant the plants in fertile, loose, neutral and moist soil. This culture loves sunny places. However, black cohosh will grow well in the openwork shade. Make sure that there are no drafts on the site, this plant does not like cold winds.
Before planting black cohosh, you will need to prepare a planting pit. The planting algorithm is not much different from other varieties of this crop. The planting pit should be about half a meter deep. A drainage layer is sometimes laid out on the bottom.Rotted manure, wood ash and mineral fertilizers are placed in the pit. However, all this will need to be pre-mixed with the garden soil, the roots should not come into direct contact with the dressing. It is recommended to install seedlings in the center, and spread the roots well. After that, the planting hole is covered layer by layer with soil mixture, the trunk circle is tamped well, the plants are watered, and the top layer of soil is mulched. If you will plant several bushes at once, then maintain the required distance between plantings. It should be at least half a meter. That is how much shrubs need for normal growth and development. If you plant a green alley, then the distance can be slightly reduced. Tie the black cohosh shoots to a support immediately so that the thin stems do not break. This is especially true for regions with strong winds. It is important to note that black cohosh does not like transplanting, as the plants do not take root well in this case. Therefore, it is best to choose the right place right away. If you follow all the rules of care, then black cohosh will delight you with its silver inflorescences for at least 20 years.
Black cohosh Brunet branched: growing
Black cohosh Brunet: photo
You don't need to look after this culture thoroughly enough. Black cohosh is a picky plant. The soil should always be slightly moistened, the plant loves moisture, therefore it is recommended to water the bushes once every few days, and if there are no problems with precipitation in your region, then the procedure can be done once a week. Do not forget to loosen the topsoil after applying top dressing and moistening the soil. If the earth's crust covers the surface of the soil, then oxygen will no longer flow to the roots of the plant, which means that black cohosh will not grow well. If necessary, you can mulch the top layer of the soil. To do this, use sawdust, dry grass or straw. If we talk about top dressing, then complex fertilizers are usually applied to the soil, and most often in the spring. In summer and autumn, it is not necessary to feed the shrub. Don't forget about sanitary pruning. If you do not remove diseased and deformed shoots in a timely manner, the shrub will look sick. Therefore, every spring and autumn, be sure to carry out preventive examinations and remove unnecessary branches. As you understand, black cohosh is not whimsical at all. This culture is considered winter-hardy, so there is no need to cover the plants in late autumn. It is best to simply cut off the faded parts of the plant before wintering and cover the tree trunk with fallen leaves. You can put some spruce branches on the bush.
About diseases and pests
Black cohosh Brunet has a fairly good immunity, therefore, plants do not get sick with many infectious diseases, for example, scab. Pests are also not frequent guests on the site. However, sometimes in order to make the shrub look healthier, it is treated with insecticides. If you notice the symptoms of fungal infections, then it is better to spray the shrub with some kind of special fungicide. And in order to prevent the roots from rotting, do not overdo it with watering, but simply mulch the top layer of the soil, so the moisture will remain in the soil longer, and the roots will not dry out. If you notice that the edges of the leaves have begun to dry out, this may indicate the influence of the sun on the plant. Build an artificial shelter above the planting so that the plant does not get burned. Yes, Black Cohosh Brunet is considered a medicinal plant, but do not forget that it is also poisonous! Therefore, be careful, in the garden it is better to work with gloves and not contact with it for a long time. Special decoctions are prepared only by physiotherapists, so do not treat yourself using inflorescences or leaves of this plant.
Many gardeners adorn their plot with this perennial plant.In order for it to please you with its stunning appearance, you will need to follow elementary agrotechnical rules, regularly water the plants, feed, prune and inspect. Usually this is enough for the inflorescences to form actively, and the black cohosh will delight you with its attractive decorative appearance. The brunette is considered an excellent variety, try and plant this beautiful plant on your site, and it will certainly decorate any corner of your garden, it's not for nothing that landscape designers love silver candles so much.