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Solomon's seal staking

Posted by zuni 5a (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 12, 09 at 21:59

I have some standard solomon's seal which gets quite large early in the season and then falls on its face. I'd like to actually SEE the flowers. Is there a way to make it stand up without making it look ridiculous?

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RE: Solomon's seal staking

How much sun does the plant receive? In my location, soloman's seal can take quite a bit of sun. I think it does better with about 4 hours of sun a day. RW

RE: Solomon's seal staking

Soil type might also be an issue. Otherwise, plant them with supporting plants, e.g. Hosta.

RE: Solomon's seal staking

I have several large clumps of sol. seal and have never had a problem with them falling over or even leaning. My soil is usually fairly dry and I don't generally fertilize my plants. Maybe your soil is too good and rich for them. Mine are in mostly shade, so they don't need sun to stand upright.

RE: Solomon's seal staking

Are these newly planted/transplanted? I had this trouble at first but as they matured, set down stronger root systems the problem fixed itself.

RE: Solomon's seal staking

My solomon's seal is under a 100-year old maple. It gets no direct sun and the soil is very poor. I occasionally give them compost, and the plants are quite robust except that they flop. I put them there because I wanted the height and few other plants will even grow there. I was hoping to get some ideas on how to support them.

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