Wednesday, January 2, 2013

 Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’

has been named 2013 Perennial Plant of the Year by The Perennial Plant Association.

Common Name: Variegated Solomon's Seal

The graceful, arching stems of Solomon's Seal add an exotic touch to the shade garden and are often described as being architectural. This selection has arching burgundy stems with alternate, lance-shaped green leaves edged in creamy-white. Dangling, fragrant, creamy-white, bell-shaped flowers appear in late spring looking much like pairs of ballerina slippers. Fragrance is lily-like. Excellent for cutting. Beautiful in the shady woodland garden, combining well with ferns and Hosta of all kinds. Plants are a little slow to establish, but clumps are long-lived and carefree. May be divided in early fall, once clumps are large enough.
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’
Sun Exposure:  Full or Partial Shade
Soil Type:  Normal or Sandy or Clay
Soil pH:  Neutral or Alkaline or Acid
Bloom Time:  Late Spring-Early Summer
Plant Uses & Characteristics:   Accent: Good Texture/Form - Alpine & Rock -   Border  - Containers -    Cut Flower -   Rabbit Resistant -   Fragrant - Deer Resistant -   Massed .    
Poisonous/Toxic:  Specimen,   Woodland                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Height:  20-23 inches 
Spread:  12 -18 inches