Actea pachypoda, Doll's Eyes berries
Actae pachypoda, Doll's Eyes

Actea pachypoda, Doll’s Eyes

A delightful Missouri and Illinois native plant, Doll’s Eyes, Actea pachypoda, blooms in late spring with spiky racemes of white flowers. For 4-6 weeks in late summer and fall bright red stalks are covered with distinctive white berries with “pupil” marks on their ends. The berries are exceptionally showy and especially effective in shady woodland beds. Also known as White Baneberry.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Actea pachypoda

Common Name

Doll’s Eyes

Bloom Color

White

Bloom Time

Spring

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade

Height

12-36″

Width

12-16″

Uses

Illinois Native Plant, Beds, Missouri Native Plant, Woodland Gardens

Resistance

Deer

Soil

Average, Moist, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Zone

3-8

Plant Type

Perennial