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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
angular Solomon's seal angled Solomon's seal
Polygonatum officinale Convallaria polygonatum
Polygonatum vulgare Polygonatum japonicum
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
P. odoratum is a perennial with arching stems bearing elliptic leaves and, in each axil, one or two fragrant, tubular, green-tipped, creamy-white flowers
Europe to Japan
Habit Spreading / Branched
Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Sand, Clay, Loam
pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun, partial shade or shade
Propagate by division in spring taking care not to damage young brittle shoots
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Pruning Cut back to the base in late autumn
Pests May be attacked by slugs and sawflies
Generally disease free
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