- Baneberry White it has leaves that are toothed and white flowers that will get up to 2 feet tall. The best feature on this plant is the fruit it bears. The fruit is a white bean that has a size, shape and a black stigma scar that also gives the plant
ACTAEA PACHYPODA - BANEBERRY WHITE
Baneberry White will ripen over the summer stays until frost.
Baneberry White likes to be in a clay and loamy upland soil environment. Most found in hardwood areas and forest. Needs are full to partial shade and regular water with excellent drainage in order for it to reproduce in its native habitat. The seeds and the plant are considered to be toxic to us humans because the berry does contain a cardiogenic toxin that will have an immediate sedative effect on your cardiac muscle tissues. Even though, this plant is only poisonous to you if you eat it is not to birds that are the plants primary seed disperser. White baneberry is also known as doll’s eye plant. It gets this name from the clusters of white, small berries that have a black dot on them, the remains of the plant’s stigma. Ripening in late summer, the fruits are attractive as they sit on the top of the plant’s thick stalks. The set off between the white fruit and the stalk is even more striking when, in late spring and early summer, the stalks turn a bright pink. Besides doll’s eye, white baneberry is also known as necklace weed and white cohosh. At maturity, it can reach heights of 12 to 30 inches. White baneberry is native to deciduous, moist woodlands in North America and the plants are easy to grow in North American zones 3 to 8. Thriving in rich, moist, well-drained soil, plant white baneberry seeds in the late autumn. While the plant may bloom the following year, it is more typical for the plant to flower in the second spring. It is also possible to start the plants by sowing the seeds in containers indoors. Plant the seeds in late winter and keep the soil very moist until germination. Once white baneberry is established, care is minimal. As long as it is planted in a moist shady area it will need no extra care. But, if the summer is hot and dry, water regularly. For winter protection, spread a thin layer of mulch to protect the roots.