Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum x hybridum)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Underground structures: Rhizome
Parentage: Polygonatum multiflorum x P. odoratum

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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2008-05-23Alway a pleasant surprise to see these.  You might have to bend d
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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2010-06-10The stems arch, it grows well but slowly in dry shade.
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Posted by JRsbugs (Near Lincoln UK) on Dec 13, 2011 9:25 AM

I have had this in the ground in a built up bed beneath a huge Horse Chestnut tree for several years, I added a lot of gritty 'river soil' and leaf compost but also leave fallen leaves. It increases slowly, and seems to be happy in dry shade. The time of flowering in late May to June is not so long after the tree is in full leaf, over winter months the tree loses the leaves so the plant gets winter wet and more light which seems to suit it.

This is the most commonly sold Polygonatum in the UK, it is a cross between P. multiflorum and P. odoratum but unlike the species it does not make seed. It is very hardy. It is said to be susceptible to Soloman's Seal sawfly (Phymatocera aterrima) which so far mine has escaped.

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