About this cultivar:
Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum 'Variegatum' is a garden essential. Imparting a classic woodland look wherever it’s planted, Solomon Seal’s native haunts stretch from Europe to Asia. Low arching prominently angled stems display broad, bright green ovate leaves, each distinguished by irregular creamy white margins, parallel veins and a stiff upright stance. A dramatic counterpoint to the exquisite foliage, pendent, pure white tubular bells are lily-scented and poised in pairs.
- Position: Full sun, Partial shade
- Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Flowers: April, May, June, July
- Other features: -
- Hardiness: Fully hardy, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Habit: Clump forming
- Foliage: Deciduous
- Height: 45 - 60 cm (1.5 - 2 ft)
- Spread: 45 - 60 cm (1.5 - 2 ft)
- Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
- Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
- Colour: Green, white
- Goes well with: --
About this genus:
Polygonatum (pol-ig-on-a-tum) has the common name Solomon's seal, after the biblical figure King Solomon. The genus name Polygonatum is Latin for "many knees" and is named for the knobby rootstock.
They are delightful and tough perennial plants for the garden, whose bold foliage adds a unique texture. Solomon's seal will slowly form dense colonies of architectural arching stems that are adorned with rows of bell-like flowers that dangle beneath them.
While Polygonatum prefer rich soil and part shade, they are also very tolerant of other conditions - we grow them everywhere. Try pairing your Solomon's Seal with garden plants such as Hosta, Carex, Woodland Phlox, Heuchera and Arisaema.