Actaea pachypoda

Doll's Eyes

Plant Type:


Actaea pachypoda - 1 available in true gallon round. This attractive eastern North American woodlander flowers in late spring to early summer with squat white bottle brush flowers or gumdrops. The late season garden lights up with showy white berries each graced with a black spot which resemble doll's eyes which alludes to one of its common name, Doll's Eyes. The berries set upon red pedicels (or are these peduncles?) which underscore the white of the "eyes" making the gestalt of the fruiting event pop and show in the mostly to fully shaded haunts that White Baneberry prefers. Any modest woodland soil that drains between rains will satisfy its wants. Established perennial from seed or division.


12-36 in


12-36 in


Item Description Price  
ACTPAC Actaea pachypoda (Full Gallon Pot - 128 fluid ounces) $20.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Actaea pachypoda

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade
  • Shade


  • Woodland
  • Accent
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Woodland
  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • Eastern North America

Propagated By

  • Division
  • By Seed / Potted