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botanical name:
Polygonatum x hybridum
Polygonatum x hybridum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Solomon's seal
synonyms:  Polygonatum multiflorum
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.75m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -39°C
USDA zone: 3 to 8
description:
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.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
By division in early spring or seed in autumn.

usage:
Good from shady and woodland areas where there is room for it to spread by the fleshy rhizomatous roots.

other notes:
Probably a cross of Polygonatum multiflorum x Polygonatum odoratum.

Sometimes confused with and sold as Polygonatum multiflorum.

RHS AGM

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