Polygonatum x hybridum

Polygonatum x hybridum

Soloman's seal

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Polygonatum x hybridum
  • Common name: Soloman's seal
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 1.25m

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Polygonatum x hybridum

Solomon's seal, Polygonatum x hybridum, is an old cottage garden plant, producing graceful, arching stems with precisely paired, oval leaves along their length. These are quickly joined by dangling, green-tipped, white bell-shaped flowers that persist throughout late spring and early summer. It's perfect for growing in a mixed, partially shaded border or woodland planting scheme, and looks lovely paired with corydalis and bleeding heart.

Grow Polygonatum x hybridum in moist but well-drained soil in a cool, shady spot. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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