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Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike' (Baneberry 'Pink Spike') Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Baneberry 'Pink Spike'(Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike')Herb in 2 Litre Pot

Actaea or Baneberry 'Pink Spike' is a lovely herbaceous perennial, which has beautiful dark purple palmate leaves, and is a fabulous architectural plant as it produces tall bottle-brush like spires of pale pink scented flowers in late summer. This is a great plant for a shady spot at the mid to back of the border where the striking pink flower spikes will tower over most of the other plants, it will reach up to 1.5m in height.

This scented plant is loved by bees and butterflies. Ideally it needs a shady spot to maintain the dark leaves, but it will grow in sun as long as the soil remains moist.

Herb Usage

This Actaea has no medicinal value in fact all parts of the plant are toxic. It is related to Black Cohosh but this variety is grown purely for its decorative architectural floral display in the garden. 

Buy Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike'Online

Our potted Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike' herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.



Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike' (Baneberry 'Pink Spike') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Moisture retentive soil
Flower Colour Pink
Height 150cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Actaea simplex 'Pink Sike'
Hardiness RHS rating H7 Very hardy
Culinary None
Scented Flowers
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Architectural
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    Actaea Simplex

    Posted by Mary Nixon on 16th May 2023

    1st class service. I received these plants as I hoped for, as described and in great condition.

  • 5
    Beauty & Quality

    Posted by Richard Scrimshaw on 4th Aug 2020

    We received first class plants in excellent condition and are looking very good in our garden. Highly recommend both these plants and this grower

  • 5
    strong, healthy plant

    Posted by CAROLINE SUSAN BOWMAN on 4th Jul 2020

    Plant was much larger than I expected for what I paid for it. Very strong and healthy and well packaged and delivered on time.

  • 5
    Quick and Easy!

    Posted by melissa chance on 13th May 2020

    Very quick delivery given the current climate, very happy with the way the plants were packaged!