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Polygonatum Genus

Solomon's seal

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Description

Polygonatum genus (Solomon's seal). There are about 50 perennials species in this genus. The foliage is a fresh green colour, with delicate white flowers.

Characteristics

Perennials, Shrubs or Herbaceous

Origin

Eurasia, N. America

Interest and use

Foliage and flowers, good for borders.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender, min 5C and will require a cool shaded situation and fertile, well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or by division of the rhizomes in spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to sawfly caterpillar and slugs.

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