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B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Actaea simplex is cold hardy
USDA Zone:5 -20° to -10°F (-29° to -23.5°C)
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
WHITE, many in 30cm. spikes, arching, frag.
shiny, divided...stems PURPLE
|Height, in meters: 2
Height, in feet: 6.60
|Actaea simplex sales history
| Parts of Actaea simplex are considered toxic.
Synonyms (alternative names) for Actaea simplex:
|Actaea cimicifuga var. simplex, Actaea matsumurae v matsumurae, Cimicifuga ramosa, Cimicifuga simplex,|
Common names for Actaea simplex:
|Asian Bugbane, Baneberry, Branched Bugbane, Dolls Eyes, Kamchatka Bugbane, Sarasina-Shoma, Snakeberry, White Cohosh,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|36||: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic|
|Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.|
|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|
|Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Actaea simplex seeds will usually germinate in 30-365 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Actaea simplex seeds need to be "overwintered" before they will germinate.
Stratification; cold treatment or vernalization. Seeds of some species 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).