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Welcome to our plant search tool. This database contains many of the thousands of plants that we carry. There are some notable exceptions. Hundreds of new perennials come out every year and Make It Green has been a leader in making them available to you. Eventually the recent introductions will make it to our plant search tool but every year there will be a lag between our in-store plant selection and this search tool. Unfortunately this search tool can't cover everything that we will carry this year. We also carry over 100 varieties of rare and unusual evergreens and over 100 varieties of hard-to-find shrubs many of which are not in the plant search. Click on the Plant List button for a list of nearly all the woody plants (trees, shrubs and evergreens) that we have ordered or already have in stock for this coming year.



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Misty Blue White Baneberry*

Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue'

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Misty Blue White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Misty Blue White Baneberry flowers

Misty Blue White Baneberry flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Misty Blue White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Misty Blue White Baneberry in bloom

Misty Blue White Baneberry in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Misty Blue White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Misty Blue White Baneberry foliage

Misty Blue White Baneberry foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Doll's Eye, White Cohosh

Description:

Great for woodlands and naturalized areas; spikes of white flowers over a mound of lacy, blue-green foliage; keep soil moist but well drained; beautiful doll's eye berries on reddish stems are poisonous but highly ornamental

Ornamental Features

Misty Blue White Baneberry features showy clusters of lightly-scented white flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer. Its attractive serrated compound leaves remain bluish-green in colour with hints of blue throughout the season. It features an abundance of magnificent white berries with black spots from late summer to early fall. The red stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Misty Blue White Baneberry is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting birds and bees to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Misty Blue White Baneberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Misty Blue White Baneberry will grow to be about 28 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features