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Polygonatum (any hardy variety) (Solomon's seal (any hardy variety))

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Polygonatum (any hardy variety)

Other names

Solomon's seal (any hardy variety)

Genus

Polygonatum Polygonatum

Variety or Cultivar

Polygonatum (any hardy variety) _ If you don't know the species or variety name of your Polygonatum (Solomon's seal), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Polygonatum (any hardy variety) are clump-forming, deciduous perennial with arching stems bearing elliptic, ovate to lance-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves, sometimes variegated, and pendent, tubular to bell-shaped, cream, white, or greenish-white flowers in late spring and early summer.


Polygonatum (any hardy variety) is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Arching

Toxicity

Careful: All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten.

Flower

Greenish-white, White, Cream in Spring; Greenish-white, Cream, White in Summer

Foliage

Green, Variegated in Spring; Variegated, Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Sawflies , Slugs Sawflies , Slugs

General care

Pruning

Cut back to the base in late autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Polygonatum (any hardy variety) (Solomon's seal (any hardy variety)) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Underplanting, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in any fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in any position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Polygonatum (any hardy variety)

Other names

Solomon's seal (any hardy variety)

Genus

Polygonatum Polygonatum

Variety or Cultivar

Polygonatum (any hardy variety) _ If you don't know the species or variety name of your Polygonatum (Solomon's seal), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Polygonatum (any hardy variety) are clump-forming, deciduous perennial with arching stems bearing elliptic, ovate to lance-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves, sometimes variegated, and pendent, tubular to bell-shaped, cream, white, or greenish-white flowers in late spring and early summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Arching

Toxicity

Careful: All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten.


Colour

Flower

Greenish-white, White, Cream in Spring; Greenish-white, Cream, White in Summer

Foliage

Green, Variegated in Spring; Variegated, Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Sawflies , Slugs

General care

Pruning

Cut back to the base in late autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Polygonatum (any hardy variety) (Solomon's seal (any hardy variety)) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Underplanting, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in any fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in any position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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