Actaea Pink Spike
Actaea Pink Spike
Actaea Pink Spike
Actaea Pink Spike
Actaea Pink Spike
Actaea Pink Spike
Actaea Pink Spike

Actaea Pink Spike
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Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK


If you desire a hardy, easy-to-grow border plant, that produces tall spikes of fragrant, cream-to-pink flowers, in late summer and autumn, when most other garden flowers are finished, then look no further. Actaea 'Pink Spike' is a recently introduced border plant that is slightly smaller than its near relations. It enjoys a position in part- or dappled shade; in fact, the pink colouring of the flowers is very special, as you don't get many shade-loving pink flowers!

In addition to its blooms, this Actaea is noted for its ornamental, divided, bronze-purple foliage, which is at its darkest soon after opening, in spring. This leaf-colouring is beneficial too, as, if you do have to grow Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike' in a sunnier spot, it will perform better than the green-leaved forms of Actaea.

For this plant to look its best, moisture-retentive soil is necessary. No staking is required. Grow it with Heucheras, Rodgersia, Anemones, Hardy Fuchsias, glossier grasses (such as Hakonechloa), and ferns (such as Dryopteris, Polystichum and Polypodium).

NOTE: Most Actaeas are harmful if eaten, and can trigger skin irritations.


Palest pink + copper brown


120-150cm / 48-60"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike' syn. Cimicifuga 'Pink Spike'

Light requirements:

Partial shade

Soil moisture:

Moist, well-drained





  • Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting out
  • Plant your Actaea bare roots into temporary pots in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors
  • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots
  • Plant the roots so that they are fully submerged with the shoots just below the surface or any top growth exposed
  • Plant in borders or containers in early summer once in full growth (or keep them in individual pots)
  • Space the Actaea plants 80-90cm apart
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth
  • Read more in our planting guide
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