Polygonatum x hybridum ‘Striatum’

I bought this last spring from Edelweiss Perennials and planted it at the base of a dark, weathered whiskey barrel surrounded by Brunnera macrophylla. I’d admired it from afar for years, but somehow never managed to order one for myself until then.

It’s supposed to reach 24-30″ (60-75cm), but mine must not be old enough yet — it’s maybe 12″ (30cm) tall.

I hope it gets bigger, because if it doesn’t I’ll have to move it. It’s supposed to arch up and over the plants around it, not be smothered underneath!

Anyhow, I really like the brightness of the foliage. As you can see, the flowers aren’t even that noticeable with all of that variegation, and the pattern really lights up a dark corner.

This is one that I’ll have to get more of.

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