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Sunday, April 13, 2014
Posted By: in Shade Gardening

Polygonatum - hands down one of my favorite genus, they are hardy, maintenance free and certainly addictive! Perfect for any shady woodland setting they play especially well with ferns and broad leaf plants like hosta and Brunnera.

polygonatum - solomons seal

Their presence combines both visual impact and an architectural element which gives the garden a touch of sophistication.

These easy, no fuss perennials make for model container plants and are a must for any shade garden.

polygonatum silver streak

Polygonatum falcatum ‘Silver Streak’

Seldom seen species from East Asia which is more graceful and finer in texture than P. odoratum. Tall arching stems are clothed in long narrow leaves striped with silver down their center. Flowers in early spring with long, green tipped cream bells. Partial shade in loamy, well drained soil. Height: 40-60cm Spread: 30cm+ Zone: 4

polygonatum hookeri

Polygonatum hookeri

 

Very unusual, dwarf species from the Himalayas with small, spring blooming lilac-pink flowers held among the foliage. Slowly spreads to form short tufts of dark green leaves. Curious rock garden or container specimen. Prefers partial shade in loamy, well-drained soil. Slow to establish. Height: 10cm Spread: 20-30cm Zone: 4

polygonatum akajiku

Polygonatum odoratum ‘Akajiku’

A chance Japanese seedling named in reference to it's sturdy, bright red stems. This superb form is a garden gem with large, rounded, dark green leaves held on stiff arching stems; white bell-shaped flowers in early spring followed by black berries. Partial shade in well-drained, loamy soil. Height: 40-60cm Spread: 30cm+ Zone: 4

polygonatum dragons scale

Polygonatum odoratum ‘Dragon’s Scale’

Unique Japanese selection with a leaf form that alludes to a dragon's scale. The arching stems have dark green leaves with prominent ridges in the center, ridges become more pronounced on older plants. Pale green "bells" in spring. Wonderful textural accent in a woodland garden. Slow. Height: 60-90cm Spread: 30cm+ Zone: 4

polygonatum great yellow river

Polygonatum o. ‘Great Yellow River’

A "show stopper" in the garden, this superlative selection from Japan has tall arching stems with dark green leaves marked with varying amounts of bright golden-yellow. Pale cream flowers in spring. Very slow to establish. Partial shade in loamy, well drained soil. Height: 60-90cm Spread: 30cm+ Zone: 4

polygonatum white tiger

Polygonatum odoratum ‘White Tiger’

Exceedingly rare Japanese variety that forms beautiful arching clumps, leaves are variegated with the tip of the leaf being green and the part adjoining the stem white; colour is prominent on established plants only. Light shade in humus rich, well drained soil. Height: 60-90cm Spread: 30cm+ Zone: 4

polygonatum grace barker

Polygonatum x hybridum ‘Grace Barker’

An uncommon, slower growing, compact form of variegated Solomon's-seal with arching stems adorned with small, dark blue-green, crinkly, corrugated leaves. Foliage is streaked with and surrounded by an irregular white border. Grow in partial shade in humus rich, well drained soil. Height: 45-60cm Spread: 30cm+ Zone: 4

Special Order Items

Most of these Polygonatum varieties are special order only items and quantities are extremely limited. If you are interested in acquiring any of these plants, please give us a call at 604.882.1201 and we will add your name to the request list.

Lyle Courtice A.H.

Lyle Courtice A.H.

Lyle is a certified Horticultural Technician (Niagara College), Landscape Designer, Nurseryman and the proprietor of HarkAway Botanicals.

Since 1980 Lyle has worked in both the retail and wholesale sectors of the horticultural trade; he operates his own wholesale nursery, which focuses on an eclectic mix of rare and choice plant material from Asia, Europe and North America. Lyle has appeared on The Canadian Gardener and is a contributing author to A Grower’s Choice (Raincoast books 2001).

His horticultural expertise makes him sought after as a consultant, lecturer, photographer, instructor and writer. An industry veteran, Lyle is esteemed within the horticultural community for his passionate and often humorous enthusiasm for plants.

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