Northeast Pollinator Plants
Actaea [Cimicifuga] rubra (Red Baneberry)
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Common Name: Red Baneberry
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Flies, Beetles
Use: Garden or Naturalizing
Light: Part to Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Medium to Wet
Flower Time: May to June
Flower Color: White leading to bright red berries (poisonous)
Notes: Actaea rubra, commonly known as Red Baneberry, like Actaea racemosa, fills the air with intoxicating, lovely scent, attracting a diversity of beetles and flies not being accommodated by many of the plants in our offerings, much shorter than racemosa.
Noted as deer-resistant by UVM.
Native to: most of the Northeastern, Midwest, West and Southwest US. Native status according to the Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA)