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Misty Blue Bugbane

Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue'

An attractive clump of lush blue-green compound foliage on upright stems, topped by showy white blooms in the spring, followed by showy clusters of white ornamental berries in midsummer to early fall. Works well in a shaded border of a cottage garden, or in the understory of a woodland garden. An herbaceous perennial.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Keep soil moist, but not soggy.


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Botanical Pronunciationsi-mih-sif-YOO-ga pak-ee-POH-dah (ak-TEE-uh pak-ee-POH-dah)
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring, followed by berries in late summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Accent
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Lungwort (Pulmonaria);

Provide organically rich, moisture retentive soil, situated in a sheltered location away from harsh sun exposure or drying winds. Water regularly to keep soil evenly moist, but not soggy. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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