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Doll's Eye

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Doll's Eye 

The Doll's Eye also known as White Baneberry, Actaea pachypoda, is a herbaceous perennial plant that can reach 2 feet in height. It has toothed bipinnate compound leaves. White dense raceme flowers grow in Springtime. The different fruit of this plant is where it gets its name from Doll's Eye. The small white fruit has a black dot in the middle making it appear as an eye. The fruit blooms most all Summer long. The Doll's Eye plant including fruit is very poisonous to humans even deadly.

 The doll's eye plant, also known as white baneberry, is a flowering plant native to eastern Canada, as well as the Midwestern and the Eastern United States of America.

Growing this plant in its native areas has no negative impact on the local ecosystem. Scientifically known as Actaea pachypoda, these plants are perennial. Thus, they can last more than two years before they need to be replaced. They can grow between 12 to 30 inches tall (30 to 76 centimeters.)

 Their flowers are white with a very lacy appearance. One could mistake the petals for pearls dangling from thin ribbons. After pollination, these plants turn red and form their notorious berries. These berries are creamy white with black dots in the center. It is from these white eye-like berries that this plant earned the name "doll's eye" and "white baneberry." These berries are also notable for being toxic to humans. In spite of this, the berries are entirely harmless to birds, who act as this plant's primary seed carrier.

Doll's Eye plants are grown best in wooded areas.

They do best in an untreated soil where there is lots of natural organic matter. It prefers clay-like to loamy soil. They also do best in full shade. Doll's eye also thrives with a consistent water supply and reliable drainage

 Doll's Eye USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9


The Doll's Eye is shipped bare root.

  • USDA Zones 4-9
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Growing Zones:
  • Color: White, Red, Green
  • Season: Spring, Summer
  • Height: 12-30 inches
  • Exposure: Partial - Full Shade
  • Ships As: Root/Rhizome
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 7 reviews
  • 5
    Doll's Eyes

    Sep 19, 2022 Reviewer: Richard J Bak

    Seems like great quality. We will see what happens.

  • 5

    Jun 28, 2022 Reviewer: Joyce lear

    Looks super heathy

  • 5
    Doll’s Eyes

    May 21, 2022 Reviewer: Carol Miller

    Healthy bare roots. All 5 came up and are looking good!

  • 5
    Very happy

    Jan 12, 2022 Reviewer: Elena

    It was out of stock everywhere else, so I was very happy to find them available here and I ordered straight away. The roots arrived as promised in less than 2 weeks. They are in excellent condition, with one-two sprouts each, and are nicely packed. There are short but sufficient instructions and now I just need to come up with a way to preserve the roots till the start of the season which should be doable. For those who will order them now, I recommend the option "to be sent in Spring 2022" :)

  • 5
    Dolls Eyes

    Apr 13, 2021 Reviewer: mona McQueen-Dickerson

    Very healthy bare roots arrived extremely fast. I have already planted them and I am excited to see how they will grow.