About this cultivar:
Polygonatum x hybridum 'Striatum' is some times known as Polygonatum x hybridum 'Grace Barker'. This unique Solomon's seal is a dwarf variegated selection from the hybrid Polygonatum multiflorum x Polygonatum odoratum. The stems are adorned with small, dark blue-green, crinkled foliage, surrounded by an irregular white border. The unique Polygonatum 'Grace Barker' is easy to grow and quite vigorous in colder climates but slows dramatically as it approaches regions with milder winters.
- 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.