Formerly Cimicifuga racemosa, this fabulous woodland plant grows to reach a towering 6-8' tall, with 2' long racemes of creamy-white flowers in late July. Flowers can be straight, or curly and twisty, and last for 4 weeks! Needs humusy, rich, consistently moist soil in part to full shade. Leaves will scorch at the edges if allowed to dry out. Plants look great with tall garden phlox (Phlox paniculata.) Stunning when naturalized in large groups. Native to the Eastern U.S. Zone 3-8.