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Actaea Collection

Full Shade Full Shade
Fully hardy perennial Fully hardy perennial
Suitable for Container Suitable for Container
Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest
Bees And Butterflies Bees And Butterflies
Scented Scented

Young plants
from £3.20

3 plants (1 of each)
Delivered by 02nd July 2021
9 plants (3 of each)
Delivered by 02nd July 2021
15 plants (5 of each)
Delivered by 02nd July 2021


Tall and elegant, Actaea are perfect for a moist, shady spot. Dramatic clumps of showy, ferny foliage are accentuated by tall, architectural, highly scented bottlebrush-like flowers, a feast for every passing butterfly and bee. Attractive berries follow soon afterwards. Beautiful architectural perennials with interesting, attractive foliage, (sometimes tinted green when young) and strong dark stems that ensure there is no need for staking, they also make them excellent cut for a vase so you can enjoy the sweet scent indoors as well. Actaea are rabbit and deer resistant. Actaea prefer to be grown in moist but not boggy soil in dappled, part or full shade. Given the common name Baneberry, the shiny berries are loved by birds but keep away from children. Once known as Cimicifuga until DNA evidence in 2000 reclassified that they were part of the Actaea family. Actaea simplex Brunette has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society for outstanding performance in the garden.
Spring Summer Autumn Long Flowering Long Flowering - Summer & Autumn
1.5m (5')
Pest Resistant Suitable for Container Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest Ideal for Beginners Moist Soil Bees And Butterflies Scented Dappled/Full Shade Loving
60cm (24in)
Full Shade Part Sun/Part Shade
Pink Red White Cream Black
Young Plants
Fully hardy perennial
Cottage Garden Small Gardens
Actaea Simplex Brunette (Cream Pink White) AGM.
Height 1.5m (5'). Spread 60cm (24in)
Actaea pachypoda Misty Blue (Red Black White).
Height 80cm (32in). Spread 50cm (20in)
Actaea Pink Spike (Pink White).
Height 1.5m (5'). Spread 75cm (30in)
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How hardy are your plants?

All plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

FH - Fully hardy - will withstand temperatures down to -15 C (5F) and often lower.
H - Hardy - are happy down to at least -5C (23F).
HH - Half hardy - can withstand down to around 0C (32F).
T - Tender - may be damaged by temperatures below 5C (41F)
WT Warm temperate can withstand temperatures between 5-10 C (41-50 F)
ST Sub Tropical are happy in temperatures between 10-15 C (50 59 F)
TR Tropical can withstand temperatures above 15 C (59 F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.

If in doubt, please do feel free to give us a call on 01386 562 999.

We offer plants in a range of formats so what you receive varies from plant to plant. The images below show what you will receive for each format.
More information on how to care for each format can be found below.

We deliver to all of our customers within the UK including the Highlands and Islands for just £4.95 per order.

Your order will be confirmed by email and each item ordered will have an individual delivery date. Your items will arrive before the dates given unless Mother Nature lends a hand by providing unseasonable weather. On these rare occasions we would update you by email.

Items may be sent together, individually or a mix of the two depending on the individual delivery dates and our final quality inspection.

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