Friday, November 14, 2008

Whorled Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum verticillatum)

It is the tousled yellow one, to the right of the pitcher. This is, of course, its autumn color. During the season it is green.

Polygonatum verticillatumI brought it in 2005 from Britain, from Wisley, the garden of the Royal Horticultural Society near London.

Polygonatum verticillatumI found it so poetic that in 2007 I purchased two more ones from a Belgian nursery. They are told go grow two meters high. At this moment they are only one meter twenty, but as they are planted near to each other, they produce enchanting red berries.

Polygonatum verticillatumIn the meantime I have learned that whorled Solomon’s seal is a protected rare native species at us in Hungary as well.

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