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Polygonatum x hybridum
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common name: Solomon's seal
synonyms: Polygonatum multiflorum
poisonous or irritant
part shade, shade
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -39°C
USDA zone: 3 to 8
Very pretty perennial for shade. Arching stems from which opposite pairs of leaves stand out horizontally and from below which hang the dainty, bell-like white flowers.
Prefers a good fertile soil and some shade. May take a couple of years to establish properly and perform well, so its best to leave them undisturbed after planting.
Can suffer badly from sawfly caterpillar.
By division in early spring or seed in autumn.
Good from shady and woodland areas where there is room for it to spread by the fleshy rhizomatous roots.
Probably a cross of Polygonatum multiflorum x Polygonatum odoratum.
Sometimes confused with and sold as Polygonatum multiflorum.