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.
Makes a wonderful addition to shade and woodland gardens. Easy to grow.
Plant in shade to part shade in soil that has been amended with organic matter. Although a tough native, keep well watered, especially during dry spells.