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Actaea simplex ‘Chocoholic’


(56 customer reviews)

An upright perennial with fragrant bottle brush flowers which are a rich mauve/pink colour when they open and lighten to white as they age.  With dark, bronze purple foliage it adds wonderful texture, colour and height in the garden from late Summer through to Autumn.  Height 1.5m.   Spread 60cm.  Prefers a moist, part shaded site.  Hardy.

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Actaea simplex ‘Chocoholic’

RHS Details

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Additional information

Pot Size

Plant Botanical Type

Perennial (herbaceous)

Flower Colour

Mauve, Pink

Leaf Colour

Bronze, Purple

Varigated Leaf








Blooms/foliage interest in





mild winter to -5c


Borders and Containers


Full Sun, Partial Shade

Soil Type

Loam (normal)

Soil PH



Moist, Well Drained Soil


No, Only if eaten

Insect Attraction

Bees, Butterflies

56 reviews for Actaea simplex ‘Chocoholic’

  1. Sarah Rawlings (verified owner)

  2. Susan Christodoulou (verified owner)

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

  4. Ann (verified owner)

    My order was promptly fulfilled, and delivered earlier than had been anticipated. My 2 pots were packed very carefully and arrived unharmed. As expected, the plants are only just showing tiny green shoots, and I have every confidence that they will continue to thrive.

  5. Vivien Gudgeon (verified owner)

  6. Angela R. (verified owner)

    Looking forward to planting for next year!

  7. Derek Martin (verified owner)

    Order received quickly with plant in good condition.

  8. Mrs Patricia D. (verified owner)

    The. flowers arrived well packed and in beautiful condition

  9. Mr D. (verified owner)

    I almost never do reviews but I felt this experience was worth comment. The website was easy to use, the plants were well packed, delivery was prompt and the plants were of great quality and size. Very impressed with the value and the whole experience.

  10. Tricia (verified owner)

    I was recommended to Proctors and placed my first order in April 2023. These arrived in perfect condition having been carefully packaged. I decided to wait to see how they developed before placing a further order. Living up in the Peak District where it is much wetter and cooler than urban areas they have excelled and still look strong and healthy so decided to place a further order some 3 months later. This plant along with two others that I had ordered were equally well packaged and all very healthy on delivery. I will certainly come back for more and most probably try to find and call at the nursery myself as I do feel and bit grumbly about packaging and delivery charges.

    Whilst I only have 5 green fingers, and just beyond a basic novice, this company gets 10 out of 10 from me.

  11. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent quality please. Well packed and delivered without damage. Delighted and would recommend.

  12. Floortje B. (verified owner)

  13. Allan Hulmes (verified owner)

    great plant

  14. Peter W. (verified owner)

    Good plant at a fair price

  15. Mark A. (verified owner)

    Arrived in fabulous condition and well packed

  16. Anthony Groves (verified owner)

    All 3 plants arrived in perfect condition very securely packed would recomend this nursery . Will certainly buy from them again .Good value for money .

  17. Margaret T. (verified owner)

  18. Leah wilkinson (verified owner)

  19. Richard Ingrams (verified owner)

  20. William Higham (verified owner)

    Healthy plants which will soon be blooming

  21. Alison (verified owner)

    Since it is February, the plant is dormant, so I can’t comment about it further, but it was packed very carefully for postage.

  22. David G. (verified owner)

    Excellent goods and service as usual.

  23. Graeme (verified owner)

    Arrived in good condition very pleased so far

  24. Maureen (verified owner)

  25. Margaret (verified owner)

  26. Jenny Hewitt (verified owner)

    Strong plant, well packed.

  27. Catherine B. (verified owner)

    Very healthy looking plant

  28. Diana Shaw (verified owner)

    Plants look healthy and I feel confident they will thrive.

  29. Anonymous (verified owner)

  30. David G. (verified owner)

    As above.

  31. Christine c. (verified owner)

    Ordered several plants. Delivery and packaging was really good. All plants really healthy and in good condition. Very impressed and will definitely order again

  32. Christine Adams (verified owner)

    These plants were excellent and delivered on day as promised I would most definitely recommend this nursery and I will use it when I need anymore plants

  33. Lynn Brookes (verified owner)

    I am sure they will make a lovely display in my garded

  34. Miriam Thornton (verified owner)

  35. Janet E. (verified owner)

    Decent sized plant, not in flower as it flowers later in season. Have not grown Actaea before but keen to see how it grows.

  36. Anonymous (verified owner)

  37. Karen H. (verified owner)

  38. Angela M. (verified owner)

    Plant was well packaged and very heathy looking.

  39. Hannah (verified owner)

    3rd time purchasing plants from this nursery. Value for money and excellent packaging always arrived undamaged good healthy plants.

  40. Anonymous (verified owner)

  41. A O. (verified owner)

    Good Quality plants, dispatched quickly, very well packaged. Looking forward to watching them flourish. Would definitely use Proctors again.

  42. Anonymous (verified owner)

  43. Christina Fisher (verified owner)

    Excellent plants received,very pleased,cannot wait to see them grow.

  44. Gillian (verified owner)

    Very healthy plant

  45. Linda H. (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant

  46. Sarah R. (verified owner)

    Beautiful plants, great condition, well packaged and a very speedy service. Will definitely be using Proctor’s again.

  47. Merv (store manager)

  48. Sally Bennell (verified owner)

  49. Sonia Singleton (verified owner)

    Nice plants but on the small side

  50. Anna Fink (verified owner)

  51. Sue Howlett (verified owner)

  52. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I was very satisfied with the whole experience of the purchase of plants delivered promptly in the post The plants received were good quality in perfect condition.

  53. Leah (verified owner)

    Again very healthy looking plants. They were packaged really well and arrived really promptly would definitely use Proctors again and would recommend them to others.

  54. Beechy-Ann GRIFFITHS (verified owner)

    Delighted with the plants and packaged well.

  55. Tom Edwards (verified owner)

  56. Beverley Seymour (verified owner)

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