• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Polygonatum odoratum

Angled Solomon's seal

Angled Solomon's seal

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  • Other common names Angled Solomon's seal
    Angular Solomon's seal

  • Synonyms Polygonatum japonicum
    Polygonatum officinale

    Polygonatum vulgare

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  • Genus Polygonatum are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with erect or arching stems bearing glossy, elliptic leaves and pendent, tubular or bell-shaped flowers, sometimes followed by black or red berries

  • Family Asparagaceae / Asparagaceae

  • Species P. odoratum is a perennial with arching stems bearing elliptic leaves and, in each axil, one or two fragrant, tubular, green-tipped, creamy-white flowers

  • Plant range Europe to Japan

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Spreading _ Branched#Spreading / Branched

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing or North-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilClay, Loam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun, partial shade or shade

Propagation Propagate by division in spring taking care not to damage young brittle shoots

Suggested planting locations and garden types Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers

How to care

Pruning Cut back to the base in late autumn

Pests May be attacked by slugs and sawflies

Diseases Generally disease free

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