Polygonatum 2012

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Hoy
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Lis, I don't grow it in the garden as it is a native plant here (however I am planning to move it into the garden). It is abundant at my summerhouse where it seems to prefere growing in crevices in the rocks where it is abundant water in the spring but drier later i the summer. When some of the plants have their roots deep in the crevice they make huge mats on very shallow soil, like this:

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Allison
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Hoy wrote:

... When some of the plants have their roots deep in the crevice they make huge mats on very shallow soil, like this:

Well, that is good to know, thank you! I have been giving it shade and woodsy soil and water all summer long. I'm lucky it stayed alive!

Gardening on a wooded rocky ridge in the Ottawa Valley, Canada. Cold winters (-30C) and hot, humid summers. Nuts about native plants, ferns, pottery, my family, and Border Collies.

Hoy
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I forgot to say it takes some shade too like in an open wood.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

copperbeech
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Today I picked up a Polygonatum with the advertised name of "'Gao Dan Bai".

Here are a couple of pictures of it that I took just before planting.

(Doing a search I see no mention of it except from the one nursery from which I bought it! Might it go by a different name?)

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