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Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue' (White baneberry)

Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue'

White baneberry

Native woodland herbaceous perennial
Distinctive white 'Doll's Eye' fruit
Attractive red pedicels
Selected for soft, bluish-green foliage
Berries are extremely poisonous if eaten
No serious insect or disease problems

White baneberry is a striking, multi-stemmed woodland perennial selected for soft, bluish-green, finely cut foliage. Flowers appear in spring, followed by vivid, reddish pedicels which produce large, white 'doll’s eyes' fruit in autumn, persisting for 4-6 weeks. Fruit is marked by a distinct black dot. This cultivar was discovered in a planting of unknown origin at Mt. Cuba Center in Greenville, Delaware.


Height

2-3 Feet

Spread

2-3 Feet

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Easily grown in moist, fertile, organic soil under light to medium shade. Water well upon planting; dependable, carefree and long-lived once established.

Good Companions

Northern maidenhair Adiantum pedatum
Canadian anemone Anemone canadensis
Indian pink Spigelia marilandica
Christmas fern Polystichum acrostichoides

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Moist
Moist
Average
Average

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Late Summer
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Tissue culture
Attributes
Native to North America
Ornamental Foliage
Moist Shade