POLYGONATUM curvistylum

Part shade
Fertile soil
Reasonable soil
Pot Size


Height x Spread: 50cm x 25cm

Ever so graceful and delicate, this unusual and hard to find Polygonatum bears pale mauve tubular flowers from early to midsummer, dangling from the leaf axils of its slender deep purple arching stems.  This display is neatly set off with narrow green pointed leaves each sporting a distinctive mid rib.

Like other forms of Soloman's Seal, it loves a rich fertile, good soil in part shade but can cope with more sun if the soil is reliably moist.  A wonderful choice for adding soft colour to a woodland garden, its stems soaring through lower layers of planting such as Dicentra formosa, Epimedium and diminutive Hosta, it works just as well in shadier part of the border.  Display over, the stems and foliage fade away, only to reappear the following summer.

All parts of this plant are toxic.