Plant ID forum: Plant ID request

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southpawboston
May 21, 2016 10:38 AM CST
My neighbor sold his house and a developer is going to flatten all the plantings within the next day. He invited me and other neighbors to take what we could before the machinery came in. I found a large patch of this growing in complete shade along with some hasta and lilly of the valley. It has really nice "string of bells" flowers that complement the lilly of the valley nicely. The stems are up to three feet long.

Any ID and recommended growing conditions much appreciated.


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JRsbugs
May 21, 2016 10:48 AM CST
It's Solomon's Seal, Polygonatum x hybridum is the usual one but there are others.

They like to grown in shade, I have one in a raised bed around a large horse chestnut tree with a lot of leafy compost. They take a long time to establish, once mine got going well it was eaten by Solomons-seal Sawfly larvae! I saw it had one weak stem in flower today, oh well.

http://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/home-garden/gardening/plants/...

Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
May 21, 2016 10:51 AM CST
Polygonatum species, Solomon Seal

http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Polygonatum/

southpawboston
May 21, 2016 11:02 AM CST
Awesome, thanks!
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DaisyI
May 21, 2016 5:30 PM CST
Awesome that the developer gave folks a chance to save some of the plants too.

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