Item #: 1619
Zones: 8a to 10b, at least
Height: 15" tall
Culture: Light Shade
Origin: Sikkim region of India
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the rarely available Solomon's seal species. This clone of Polygonatum punctatum was originally collected in Sikkim by our plant explorer friends Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones. In the garden, the highly purple-flecked stems reach 15" tall, are clothed with dark green, evergreen leaves, and are further adorned in April (NC) with tiny, light lavender flowers in the leaf axils. If you're lucky enough for the flowers to get pollinated, expect a crop of lovely red berries to replace the faded flowers in late summer. Polygonatum punctatum is an epiphyte which, in the wild, grows on moss-covered trees and rock outcrops, so don't plant this directly in the ground. We have found Polygonatum punctatum to remain evergreen above winter temperatures of 18 degrees F, but becomes deciduous below this point. There are many plants sold as Polygonatum punctatum that are sadly misidentified.