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Maianthemum racemosum

False solomon's seal

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Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in June

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Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Maianthemum racemosum
  • Common name: False solomon's seal
  • Family: Convallariaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Known as false Solomon’s seal, due to its similar habit and leaf shape, Maianthemum racemosum is a clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial, bearing arching stems of large, alternate leaves. The white flowers are borne in huge plumes, and are followed by pretty green berries, which develop red mottling with age and eventually become fully red in autumn.

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For best results grow Maianthemum racemosum in moist but well-drained soil in part shade. It’s ideal for naturalising in shady borders, or under trees and shrubs.

How to grow Maianthemum racemosum

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Maianthemum racemosum and wildlife

Maianthemum racemosum has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Maianthemum racemosum poisonous?

Maianthemum racemosum has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People