Actaea are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with compound leaves and small creamy-white flowers in short, erect, simple or branched terminal racemes, followed either by poisonous red, black or white berries, or by star-shaped clustered brown follicles. ‘Pink Spike’ is a cultivar which, at about 1.4m in height, is a little shorter than most. It has divided, dark purple, palmate leaves and pale pink bottle-brush flowers in September. These are scented and are loved by bees and butterflies. Will tolerate poorly drained soils. Best in partial shade.
Single plants – 3 litre pot –