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Planting Instructions for Polygonatum (Solomon's seal):

Bloom Time:  Early summer Light:  Part shade to full shade
Soil:  Humus-rich, woodland type Moisture:  Average to dry
Planting Depth:  Horizontally, 2 to 3" below the soil Spacing:  12 to 15"

Upon arrival:  Unpack box and check that you have everything on your packing list. Solomon's seal that is dormant can stay dry in the bags for several days. Plants that are actively growing should be planted within a couple days.

Soil/Location:  Solomon's seal prefers a cool spot in part shade to full shade with humus-rich, woodland type soil that is light and airy. It is a very adaptable plant that is quite drought tolerant.

Moisture:  These plants don't need much moisture and are adaptable to any moist or dry, well drained soil

Spacing:  12 to 15" or more - the rhizomes are dense spreading

Depth:  Plant the rhizomes horizontally with the sprouts pointed up (if possible) about 2 to 3" below the soil. Mulch lightly to keep them cool.

General Instructions:  Enrich your garden with generous amounts of compost or peat humus, if needed, and mix a couple teaspoons of garden food or bone meal into the planting site. Plant the rhizomes as listed above, then water in lightly. As soon as the soil warms up your Solomon's seal will begin sprouting and then can be watered occasionally, if needed, allowing the soil to dry between watering.

Landscape Uses:   Plant Polygonatum in the woodland garden with hostas, ferns, pulmonarias, bleeding hearts, tricyrtis, ligularia, rodgersia and other shade loving plants. It is beautiful in mass plantings or as a vertical accent among mounding perennials.

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