Polygonatum multiflorum

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Buy Polygonatum multiflorum Solomon's seal: Arching stems strung with bell-like flowers.

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Its graceful, arching stems of large, dark green, oval leaves are enough to earn this plant its place in the garden. But in early summer, when these are strung with clusters of green-edged, white flowers that hang like little bells, it is simply gorgeous. The flowers are followed by small, black fruit. Solomon's Seal prefers a cool position in a shady spot and looks wonderful in a woodland setting among shade-loving ferns.

  • Garden care: Polygonatum do not like dry soil. Cut the plant down to the ground in autumn. Lift and divide large colonies in early spring, taking care not to damage the young shoots. Apply a mulch of well-rotted leafmould or garden compost in spring.

  • Harmful if eaten
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Eventual height & spread

Is my Polygonatum OK? My Polygonatum multiflorum (Solomon's Seal) looks just a pot of earth. It may be that it is too early for the plant to be showing above the soil yet, but I understood it was spring flowering so assumed something would be showing by now.

The Polygonatum mulitflorum is a herbaceous perennial which die down cvompletely during the winter. Therefore they will not be showing any growth at all at this time of the year. Once they start to grow though (usually around mid to late April), they are pretty fast and will start to flower in early summer from May onwards.

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