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Smilacina racemosa
Smilacina racemosa
Smilacina racemosa
Smilacina racemosa
Smilacina racemosa
Smilacina racemosa
Smilacina racemosa

Smilacina racemosa
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"False Solomon's-seal"

SIZE 1

Great for shade

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

RHS Award of Garden Merit

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK

£5.95

If you have a wooded or shady border and you want to plant something of interest, with perhaps bright, white flowers, and maybe even a delicious fragrance well, look no further. Smilacina racemosa, also known as False Solomon's-seal, produces a clump of large, shiny, bright green and lush, pleated leaves, and feathery spikes of creamy-white, starry flowers between May and July. These flowers are exceptionally fragrant – making the plant most unlike anything else you will find in the Asparagus family! Individually, the flowers are tiny, but they come in their masses, in tight clusters at the ends of each stem. After the flowers fade, green berries are formed, and by late summer and autumn these will have turned bright red, with tiny purple spots!

A native plant to North America, Smilacina racemosa is hardy throughout the British Isles and, being related to our own lily-of-the-valley, this plant spreads very slowly by cylindrical rhizomes.

Smilacina racemosa (syn. Maianthemum racemosum) is so highly regarded that the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have given it the coveted Award of Garden Merit.

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Colour:

Bright white to cream

Height:

75-90 cm / 30-36"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Smilacina racemosa (syn. Maianthemum racemosum)

Light requirements:

Partial shade

Soil moisture:

Average to moist

Naturalising:

Strong

Perennial:

Yes

  • Plant your Smilacina outside as soon as possible after receiving them
  • Grow in borders, or containers, in partial shade
  • Space the plants about 60cm apart, or in individual pots
  • Water-in after planting and, while in growth, do not let the soil become dry
  • After three or four years, plants will benefit from being lifted, divided and replanted
  • Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 1 March 2022
    You can expect your order in March 2022
  • Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2022
    You can expect your order in April 2022
  • Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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