Actaea pachypoda

Common name: Doll's Eyes

Native plant

Doll’s Eyes gets it name from the look of the seeds that are very white with a black spot, giving them the look of a doll’s eye. When happened upon in the woods, the candles of white flowers are a pleasure to behold. In the garden, you’ll need to plant in mesic soil, maybe slightly on the moist side to make sure that this plant really thrives. It seems that it can handle a fairly wide range of light exposure from shade to sun, with only west faces proving to be a detriment.

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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $6
Flats $72

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Partial Sun, Shade

Bloom period



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General information

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
2 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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