Polygonatum x hybridum 'Wakehurst'

Polygonatum x hybridum ‘Wakehurst’

Soloman's seal

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

  • Botanical name: Polygonatum x hybridum 'Wakehurst'
  • Common name: Soloman's seal
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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Polygonatum x hybridum ‘Wakehurst’ has particularly dark foliage with slender stems, and deep lilac flowers.

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Grow Polygonatum x hybridum ‘Wakehurst’ in moist but well-drained soil in a cool, shady spot. Cut the plant back to the ground in autumn. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.

How to grow Polygonatum 'Wakehurst'

  • Plant size

    1.25m height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, partial shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

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 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

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 not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Polygonatum 'Wakehurst' and wildlife

Polygonatum 'Wakehurst' is known for attracting bees. It has 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 'Wakehurst' poisonous?

Polygonatum 'Wakehurst' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock