False spikenard (Smilacina racemosa)
American spikenard, Maianthemum racemosum , Solomon's zigzag , Treacleberry, Wild spikenard , False solomon's seal, Fat solomon, Western solomon's seal
S. racemosa ~ S. racemosa is a clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial with arching stems bearing narrow, ovate, pointed, mid-green leaves that turn yellow in autumn. Terminal panicles of white to creamy-white flowers in spring are sometimes followed by green berries that ripen to red.
Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, lime-free, moist but well-drained soil in partial or full shade. Shelter from cold, drying winds.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Underplanting, Woodland
Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Full Shade, Partial Shade
North, East, West
Generally pest free.
Generally disease free.
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