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Polygonatum odoratum ‘Red Stem’

Angled solomon's seal

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Flowers

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  • Botanical name: Polygonatum odoratum 'Red Stem'
  • Common name: Angled solomon's seal
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Polygonatum odoratum

Angled Solomon’s seal, Polygonatum odoratum, is a traditional cottage garden plant, bearing graceful, arching stems with paired, oval leaves along their length. These are quickly joined by dangling, green-tipped, white bells that persist throughout late spring and early summer.

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Polygonatum odoratum ‘Red Stem’ has attractive red stems. The stems and foliage remain eye-catching throughout the season, and attractive black berries develop after the flowers have faded. It’s perfect for growing in a cool, shady, humus-rich border with spring flowers such as corydalis and bleeding heart.

How to grow Polygonatum 'Red Stem'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • 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 Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do 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 flower in July

Plant does 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

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Polygonatum 'Red Stem' and wildlife

Polygonatum 'Red Stem' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Polygonatum 'Red Stem' poisonous?

Polygonatum 'Red Stem' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Polygonatum 'Red Stem'