MAIANTHEMUM racemosum

Medium
Shade
White
Fertile soil
Spring
RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Description

Height x Spread: 75cm x 50cm

Previously known as Smilacina racemosa, this highly scented form of 'False Solomon's Seal' produces dense clusters of very fluffy, small, creamy white flowers at the ends of slightly arching stems with alternate, glossy, mid green oval leaves that are deeply veined, followed by fruits.

This is a great plant for the shade as it combines bold and interesting foliage with very striking flowers. Plant it where you will enjoy its sweet fragrance most in the spring, such as close to a path or seating area. It performs best in part to full shade in a lime free, fairly fertile and humus-rich soil, that is well drained but retains moisture, especially in the summer.