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Actaea pachypoda

Actaea pachypoda
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 Actaea pachypodaActaea pachypoda 

Common name:  Bugbane
Type:  Herbaceous
Aspect:  Prefers partial shade
Colour:  White
Season:  Spring
Soil:  Moist
Size:  Medium
Delivery:  Collection only
Image:  Robert E. Wright

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Actaea pachypoda is a hardy, rhizomatous, woodland perennial that grows wild in woodlands in eastern . North America.

Heads comprising clusters of small delicate white flowers are produced on tall stems in late spring, held well clear of the mound of attractive, deeply incised leaves. Perhaps more striking are the white berries on red stems that from in late summer - quite unlike any other plant we know.

Prefers shade and moister conditions that are rich in organic matter, so enrich the soil before planting with well-rotted garden compost before planting, and don't hesitate to add more organic in winter if there is any suggestion of poor soils - old-fashioned gardening techniques that actually pay huge dividends.
Actaea pachypoda will grow to a height of between 60 and 90cm depending soil moisture and nutrient availability.