Polygonatum × hybridum

common Solomon's seal (Syn. Polygonatum multiflorum)

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One of the wonders of spring when thick silver-green spears emerge and unfold to produce arching stems of foliage underpinned by green-tinged ivory bells

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Its graceful, arching stems of large, dark green, slightly pleated leaves with visible, waxy-blue undersides are enough to earn this plant its place in the garden. But in early summer, when the stems are strung with clusters of green-tipped, white flowers that hang like little bells, it is simply gorgeous. The flowers are followed by small, black fruit. Solomon's Seal prefers a cool position in a shady spot and looks wonderful in a woodland setting among shade-loving ferns.

  • Garden care:Polygonatum do not like dry soil. Cut the plant down to the ground in autumn. Lift and divide large colonies in early spring, taking care not to damage the young shoots. Apply a mulch of well-rotted leafmould or garden compost in spring.

  • Harmful if eaten

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5.0

Just what I wanted

By Mazza

from London

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  • Attractive
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    Comments about Polygonatum x hybridum:

    Just waiting for it to reappear in the spring.

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Poppy

    from Shropshire

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      Comments about Polygonatum x hybridum:

      It's established well and flowered profusely in it's first year in a semi-woodland setting. Beautiful.

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      5.0

      My FAVOURITE Plant

      By Planetbrooks

      from Brentwood, Essex

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          Comments about Crocus Polygonatum x hybridum:

          My FAVOURITE plant !! The arching fronds with the delicate little flowers make me weep they are so perfect !!

          In my woodsy garden, planted next to, and under a potted tree fern, and Heligan Gunerra, it earns its keep for sure, flowering mid Spring to mid Summer.

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            The leaves are being stripped during early/mid season leaving a lattice-work behind. What is the likely cause and can you suggest a remedy?
            Asked on 26/4/2015 by nibby from New Forest

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              Hello,

              Slugs and sawlfy larvae like to eat the foliage of these plants, so the first thing you need to do is try to identify the culprits. They can then either be picked off as you see them, or you can take further action. For sawflies, you can spray the plants with an insecticide containing deltamethrin, lambda-cyhalothrin or pyrethrum. For slugs, there are several option - please click on the following link to go straight to them.

              http://www.crocus.co.uk/products/_/tools/pest-control/slugs-snail-control/plcid.767/plcid.783/plcid.967/

              Answered on 15/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
          • Q:

            I have a part shaded spot and it has been suggested to plant Solomon's Seal. After looking on the internet this may be a more hardy plant - would it be suitable in a part shady spot, the spot does receive early morning sun/light for about 2-3 hours?
            Asked on 27/2/2014 by Dottydally from Sutton Coldfield

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              Hello there
              Yes this plant would be fine in partial shade, and it is fully hardy.

              Answered on 28/2/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
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            Is my Polygonatum OK?

            My Polygonatum multiflorum (Solomon's Seal) looks just a pot of earth. It may be that it is too early for the plant to be showing above the soil yet, but I understood it was spring flowering so assumed something would be showing by now.
            Asked on 12/3/2008 by Anonymous

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            • A:

              The Polygonatum mulitflorum is a herbaceous perennial which die down cvompletely during the winter. Therefore they will not be showing any growth at all at this time of the year. Once they start to grow though (usually around mid to late April), they are pretty fast and will start to flower in early summer from May onwards.

              Answered on 12/3/2008 by Crocus
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