Acidic / Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy
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.
Polygonatum x hybridum 'Betberg' is a cultivar that first appeared after it was given to plantswoman Beth Chatto by Isbert Preussler, who collected it from the Black Forest in Germany. The stems and leaves are a rich bronze-purple as they emerge, gradually changing to green. 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 'Betberg' in moist but well-drained soil in a cool, shady spot.
Polygonatum ‘Betberg’ and wildlife
Polygonatum ‘Betberg’ is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.
Is Polygonatum ‘Betberg’ poisonous?
Polygonatum ‘Betberg’ causes an upset stomach and is harmful if ingested.