B and T World Seeds' reference number:
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:5
Type of plant - perennial
Flower: WHITE, many in 30cm. spikes, arching, frag.
Foliage: shiny, divided...stems PURPLE
Height in meters: 1-2
Parts of Actaea simplex are considered toxic.
Common names for Actaea simplex:
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
36: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
43: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
44: Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
50: Japanese Native and Introduced Plants
55: Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
131: Toxic Plants
Actaea simplex seeds will usually germinate in 30-365 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Sow seeds about 1mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 15°C.
Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
(Pre-chill for 6-8 weeks).