Polygonatum × hybridum

common Solomon's seal

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

    The graceful, arching stems that are clothed in large, dark green, slightly pleated leaves, which each have waxy-blue undersides, are enough to earn this plant its place in the garden. But in early summer, when the stems are strung with clusters of green-tipped, 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

Dryopteris filix-mas

male fern

Ideal for the woodland garden

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Asplenium scolopendrium

hart's tongue fern / horse tongue

A handsome evergreen fern for a shady spot

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Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba'

bleeding heart (syn. Dicentra spectabilis Alba)

Arching sprays of delicate, heart-shaped white flowers

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Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'

lungwort

Bright blue flowers

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Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'

lungwort

Pure white flowers green leaves with white spots

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Woodland

A sanctuary of peace and tranquillity with an overwhelming sense of calm, a woodland garden is an ideal place to get away from it all with natural shade and privacy. Based on a simple grouping of trees or even a single, multi-stemmed specimen, a woodland-

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