ACTAEA pachypoda

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ACTAEA pachypoda

Baneberry
(alba)
Select Item No. AA104

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Ranunculaceae
Origin: Eastern North America: rocky, shady slopes and mixed forests.
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Mostly white berries on scarlet stalks. ACTAEA pachypoda is a long living perennial plant, nice bushy habit after a while. For natural landscaping. Fragrant. Moderate self-sowing at suitable locations.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: compound, petiolated, lobed, deep-green
Growth Habit: clumping / bushy / open, airy
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 80 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / humus rich, fertile / loamy / cool
Location:
Characteristics: decorative fruit / toxic plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 8.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
120
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
25 Gram
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
Sowing Direction:

(1) Cold-germinators are still referred to as frost-germinators, although this isn’t quite correct. The sowing must be kept warm (about +18 to +22°C) [about 64 to 72°F] and moist for the first 2–4 weeks. After this period the sowing must be kept at a cold temperature (between –4 and +4°C) [between 25 and 39°F] for another 4–6 weeks. Colder temperatures of –5°C [23°F] are only advantageous for most species of the Ranunculus family. It is not so important if the temperature is higher or lower during the cooling period, but the cooling period has to be prolonged because the synthesis of the germination inducer, hormon-like acid, slows down or comes to a standstill.
It is beneficial to cover the sowing with snow during the cooling-period. The temperature below it usually keeps in the optimum range of –4 to 0°C [25 to 32°F]. The sowing is kept moist, and the melting snow helps to destroy the shell, which is advantageous for the germinating seedling. After this cooling-period the sowing may not be immediately exposed to high temperatures. The most effective temperatures are between +5 to +12°C [41 to 54°F], even if germination has started. The best location for this sowing, even in March, April and May, is the open field, the cold frame or a cold greenhouse.

Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: High (200-250 ppm)
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