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botanical name:
Actaea pachypoda f. rubrocarpa
Actaea pachypoda f. rubrocarpa © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  White Baneberry, Red Doll's eyes
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: light green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: red & green
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 3 to 8
description:
Magenta to purplish-red berried form.
Clumps of stiff, slender stems with light green irregularly divided pinnate leaves. Racemes of creamy white flowers in late spring and early summer.

cultivation:
Cool, moist, reasonably fertile soil in partial shade. Enrich soil with leaf-mould and ensure it does not dry out completely in hot weather.

propagation:
By seed, sown in autumn, or by division of clumps in early spring.

usage:
Woodland gardens.

other notes:
Berries are very toxic.
Rarer than the normal white berried form.

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