Actaea 'Chocoholic'

Actaea ‘Chocoholic’

Baneberry

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Actaea 'Chocoholic'
  • Common name: Baneberry
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Purple

Actaea simplex is a dramatic plant, bearing slender, slightly fragrant pink-white flowers in September and October, above bronze-purple foliage. It’s a fantastic plant for a damp, shady part of the garden, and provides a valuable source of nectar and pollen for insects. It’s perfect for growing in shady borders and woodland gardens, and works well when planted alongside ornamental grasses, and prairie-type flowers such as rudbeckias. It makes an excellent cut flower.

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Actaea simplex ‘Chocoholic’ has glorious dark purple leaves from which wavy, foxtail racemes of pale pink flowers on tall, dark purple stems appear from late summer to early autumn. For best results grow in humus-rich, moist soil in partial shade. Cut back after flowering and divide congested clumps in autumn or spring.

How to grow Actaea 'Chocoholic'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Actaea 'Chocoholic' and wildlife

Actaea 'Chocoholic' is known for attracting bees, birds, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and has seeds for birds.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Actaea 'Chocoholic' poisonous?

Actaea 'Chocoholic' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

Plants that go well with Actaea 'Chocoholic'