Polygonatum x hybridum

Common Solomon's seal

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Hardy perennial

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Polygonatum x hybridum

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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).

Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Polygonatum

Species: x hybridum

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 125cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

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