• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum 'Variegatum' (v)

Solomon's seal 'Variegatum'

Solomon's seal 'Variegatum'

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  • Other common names Solomon's seal 'Variegatum'

  • Genus Polygonatum are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with erect or arching stems bearing glossy, elliptic leaves and pendent, tubular or bell-shaped flowers, sometimes followed by black or red berries

  • Family Asparagaceae / Asparagaceae

  • Species 'Variegatum' makes a spreading clump of arching stems to 1m tall, with lance-shaped, cream-edged leaves to 15cm long, and small clusters of slightly fragrant, green-tipped, cream flowers in late spring and early summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing or North-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilClay, Loam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun, partial shade or shade

Propagation Propagate by division in spring taking care not to damage young brittle shoots

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Cut back to the base in late autumn

Pests May be attacked by slugs and sawflies

Diseases Generally disease free

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