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Actaea 'Pink Spike'

"Baneberry"

Actaea 'Pink Spike'

1 bare root — £6.95

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
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Description

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.

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike'

  • Flower colour

    White, pink

  • Leaf colour

    Black, purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    1.2-1.5m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Dappled shade
    Full shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Wildlife gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

  • Squirrel resistant

    No

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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