DOLL'S EYES Actaea pachypoda

DOLL'S EYES Actaea pachypoda

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Doll's Eyes is a unique woodland plant with white berries and a black dot, appearing like little eyeballs! They are quite eye-catching, with deep true-red stems, and foliage that resembles that of an Astilbe. Doll's Eyes grown naturally in much of North America. These berries are poisonous, and should not be eaten.

Type: Hardy perennial

Height: 20-24"

Location: or part

Hardiness zones: 3-8

Note: This plant family is known to have toxicity. The ingestion of these seeds or this plant can cause serious illness or death.

Seeds per pack: 5

Germination: Seeds should be planted outdoors in late summer or fall, so that they will benefit from the cool and fluctuating temperatures of winter. In spring they will sprout, so be sure to mark the location that you planted the seeds. Please note, these seeds cannot grow without this cold period, so patience is required, though they are well worth the wait!

If you would prefer to start your seeds indoors, they will require a pattern of warm and cold periods. Once you receive your seeds, plant them in a pot, just under the surface of the soil. Water, and place at room temperature for 1 month. The seeds will not grow yet. Then, place the container in a clear plastic bag, and label the seeds (note the seeds are poisonous if eaten). Place the pot in a refrigerator for 3 months. Then, bring the pot back to warmth (room temperature). The seeds should germinate within 3 months, though if no growth appears, the seeds can be returned to the fridge for a second cold period (3 months).

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