Red baneberry is a choice woodland perennial with fluffy white flowers followed by clusters of shiny, scarlet berries.
Red baneberry is a clump-forming perennial with bright green, divided leaves and spikes of small, fluffy white flowers. These are followed by long-lasting, glossy, scarlet berries. The berries are poisonous though incredibly bitter so ingestion by humans or animals is very unlikely. Actaea rubra is a forest plant from growing across much of North America that makes an easy, long-lived perennial for the shade garden.
Common Name: Red Baneberry
Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-8
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Late Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Shady areas with moist to wet soils, open forest or dry slopes.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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