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Actaea simplex ‘Pritchard's Giant’

Baneberry

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to October
  • Height2m
  • Spread1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourCream-white
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Actaea simplex ‘Pritchard's Giant’ (Baneberry). The foliage of this Baneberry is bright green and deeply cut. Long spikes of cream-white flowers which turn into attractive seed heads lasting into autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Rhizome, Herbaceous

Other common names

Cohosh

Origin

N. Hemisphere

Interest and use

Grown for architectural form, as well as for dramatic flowers and foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH6.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This plant likes humus-rich soil and a sheltered, shady position.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in the autumn, or divide plants in the early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Rusts

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