How to plant Actaea

Actaea are fully hardy to around -20C and can be planted straight outside in the spring. There is no need to protect them from frost in the winter.

— Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

— Plant the roots with the crown or buds just below the soil surface. Plant directly into a prepared space in borders or pot up and grow on first.

— Actaea are happy in clay or heavy soils. Choose a part of the garden with moisture retentive clay or loam soil and in partial shade for best results.

— Space the plants 15-20cm apart

— Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth in the first year.

Read further general instructions about planting bare-root perennials

Planting instructions