Approximately 170 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.
B and T World Seeds' reference number:
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:5
Type of plant - perennial
Flower: WHITE, to 1cm.dia.
Fruit: BLACK ov. berry 6-12mm.
Foliage: to 60cm. long 2-tern., unequal teeth
Height in meters: 0.8
Parts of Actaea spicata are considered toxic.
Common names for Actaea spicata:
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
1: Species in Stock at B and T
6: Bulbous and Rhizomatous Plant Seed List
9: Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
36: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
74: West Asian Native and Introduced Plants
78: South Eastern European Native and Introduced Plants
101: North West European Native Plant Seed List
130: Ground cover Plant Seed List (see also List 133)
131: Toxic Plants
165: Shady Condition Plant Seed List
952: Wholesale Selection
Actaea spicata 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).