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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
Solomon's seal garden Solomon's seal
Polygonatum multiflorum misapplied
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. × hybridum is a perennial with slightly arching stems to 1.2m, bearing ovate leaves and small axillary clusters of nodding, tubular creamy-white flowers tipped with green, appearing in late spring, and followed by black berries
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 East-facing or West-facing or North-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
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
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers 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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