Polygonatum × hybridum

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Polygonatum × hybridum

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1.5 litre pot £9.99
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<ul><BR><li><b>Position:</b> partial shade<li><b>Soil:</b> fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil<li><b>Rate of growth: </b> average to fast<li><b>Flowering period: </b> May to June<li><b>Hardiness: </b> fully hardy<BR><BR>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.<BR><BR><li><b> Garden care:</b>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.<BR><BR></li></ul>
  • Harmful if eaten


  • 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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"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"

Just what I wanted

5

Just waiting for it to reappear in the spring.

Mazza

London

Yes

I would buy this product again

5

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

Poppy

Shropshire

Yes

My FAVOURITE Plant

5

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.

Planetbrooks

Brentwood, Essex

Yes

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5.0 3

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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?

nibby

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/

Helen

Yes,I can concur that sawflies may be responsible for decimating the plant. I was unsure what to use to stop this. However when spraying roses for greenfly I used the remaining Rose Clear in the container and had no more trouble from the saw flies. So next spring at the first signs of attack they will get the same treatment.

Tinman

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?

Dottydally

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

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.

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.

Crocus

Woodland

A sanctuary of peace and tranquillity with an overwhelming sense of calm, a woodland garden is an ideal place to get away from it all with natural shade and privacy. Based on a simple grouping of trees or even a single, multi-stemmed specimen, a woodland-

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